Award-winning writer/director voted new member representative and joins with immediate effect.

Peter Kosminsky has been appointed to the BFI’s Board of Governors with immediate effect, following an election in which all BFI members were invited to participate.

Kosminsky is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and received the BAFTA Alan Clarke Award for Outstanding Creative Contribution to TV in 1999. His credits as a writer/director include The Government Inspector - which won him a Best Writer BAFTA in 2006 - and the two-part drama Britz, which explored the life of second generation Muslims in contemporary Britain and won the Best Drama Serial BAFTA in 2008.

He has directed two feature films - Paramount’s Wuthering Heights in 1992 and Warner Bros.’ White Oleander in 2002 - and is currently developing a feature script with Film4.

BFI Chair Greg Dyke said: “As well as a wealth of filmmaking experience across film and television, drama and documentary, Peter has a long history with the BFI with almost 30 years of membership, involvement with our Education Programme and even a retrospective season of his work at the BFI Southbank. He is therefore incredibly well placed to make valuable contributions across the full range of our activities.”  

Kosminsky added: “I’m absolutely thrilled and delighted to be joining the BFI Board at such an exciting and challenging time, especially as a result of a membership election. I will do my best to contribute a practising filmmaker’s eye as the Board gets to grips with the policy and production remits with which it is now charged.”