Kudos chairman and Double Negative MD join board of training and support body.

Stephen Garrett, chairman of Kudos and executive chairman of Shine Pictures, and Alex Hope managing director of vfx facility Double Negative, have joined the board of Creative Skillset.

Stewart Till CBE, chair of Creative Skillset and CEO of Sonar Entertainment said: “We are delighted to welcome these two incredibly experienced and influential people to the board. They will bring a wealth of additional insight to help develop the skills for the future and help shape the direction of our work in what is to be an exciting and pivotal year ahead.”

Alex Hope said: “The creative industries are developing at such a pace, particularly within the visual effects and computer games sectors.  It is vital that skills and training keep up with this evolution. I am delighted to join this prestigious board at a time when Government is investing in training.”

Stephen Garrett added: “I’m both delighted and honoured to be joining such an extraordinary board and look forward to working with Creative Skillset to help address the significant skills issues that face our industries both now and in the future.”