UK veteran returns after stint in Australia.

London-based Met Film School has appointed Neil Peplow as Chief Operating Officer in a major new role to oversee all education and training programmes, reporting to Chief Executive, Jonny Persey.

Peplow returns to the UK after serving as Director of Screen at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. He previously worked as Director of Film at Creative Skillset and has worked in productino on films including Waking Ned and TV show LA LA Land.

Jonny Persey, Chief Executive of Met Film, said: “When we decided to recruit a COO, there was one perfect candidate, and we got him! Neil’s experience and skills, across the film/television and education industries, make him the ideal person to help take Met Film to the next level. We are truly delighted to welcome him back home!”

Peplow added: “I’m thrilled to join Met Film at Ealing Studios, which after eleven years is at an exciting stage of development and growth. My time at the Australian Film, TV and Radio School has given me a real insight into international film education and I look forward to bringing that perspective to Met Film. I actually started my career as a runner 20 years ago at Ealing Studios, and the industry certainly looks very different now to the one I joined. The opportunities for content creators from the digital revolution are numerous and I look forward to working with the next generation of filmmakers to help them build careers in an industry that more than ever needs people who understand cinematic storytelling.”