Former BFI chairman succeeds Sophie Turner Laing in the role as vice president for television.

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Former BBC director general Greg Dyke, who stood down as chairman of the British Film Institute (BFI) earlier this year, has been appointed as BAFTA’s vice president for television.

He succeeds Sophie Turner Laing in the position, which is largely an ambassadorial role.

Dyke joined the BFI as chairman in 2008. He is currently chairman of the English Football Association but will step down from that role this summer.

The executive commented on his appointment: “I am pleased to be staying in the television and film industries where, hopefully, I can use my understanding of both to good purpose.”

Anne Morrison, chair of BAFTA, added: “Greg Dyke is an inspirational leader whose characteristic energy and positivity will be a huge asset to BAFTA.”