UK culture secretary Chris Smith has appointed Jenny Abramsky, Terry Ilott, David Kustow and Nasreen Munni Kabir to the board of governors of film and TV body the British Film Institute (BFI).

Abramsky was appointed director of BBC Radio last year, while Ilott is a film and media analyst with the UK's Bridge Media. Kustow specialises in commercial investment and is a partner at law firm Olswang. Kabir is a producer-director whose credits include working with UK broadcaster Channel 4 on Indian cinema.

The three-year appointments are to be the last Smith makes for the BFI, which is to be folded into the government's film super body, the Film Council, in April.