Pat Butler, Charles Cecil and Oona King appointed to the BFI board.

The BFI has named Libby Savill as its new deputy chair.

Savill, who has served on the board for two years, is a partner at O’Melveny & Myers in its Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice. She previously headed Olswang’s film and TV team.

Savill has worked in the industry for 24 years and has worked on films including The King’s Speech, The Full Monty, Hugo, An Education and the James Bond films.

BFI chair Greg Dyke said: “Libby combines pragmatism with one of the best legal minds in the entertainment industries and she is a great asset to the board.”

The BFI has also appointed three new members to its governing board.

Pat Butler, Charles Cecil and Oona King attended their first BFI Board meeting on April 25 with the eight existing governors, Dyke and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill.

Baroness King is a writer, broadcaster and political campaigner who has worked as a TV presenter for Channel 4, BBC, Sky, Five and ITV. She is a diversity executive at Channel 4 and was appointed to the House of Lords in January 2011.

Butler is a former director of international management consultants McKinsey & Co and has been a partner of financial services investment firm The Resolution Group since 2011.

Cecil, who founded Revolution Software in 1990, has worked in interactive entertainment for more than 30 years and worked on video game adaptions of The Da Vinci Code, Robert Zemeckis’ A Christmas Carol and Doctor Who: the Adventure Games.

Other governors on the BFI Board include: Josh Berger; Ashley Highfield; Tom Hooper; Matthew Justice; Peter Kosminsky; James Purnell and Cy Young.