Vue Cinemas founder and CEO has joined Board of UK industry training body Skillset

Vue Cinemas founder and CEO Tim Richards has joined the Board of Skillset.

Richards has been the deputy-chair of Skillset’s Film Skills Council since 2009, and has been key in driving its campaign, A Bigger Future 2.

Chair of Skillset, Stewart Till, said: “Tim has shown throughout his career that he is an ambitious thinker with an instinct for driving his industry forward in new and exciting directions. He is just the kind of person we are looking for to help steer Skillset’s work through the exciting and challenging developments that lie ahead for our Creative Industries.”

Commenting on his appointment, Richards added: “Skillset does a superb job ensuring the UK’s Creative Industries maintain their world class position. I am delighted to be taking this position on the Skillset Board and intend to do all that I can to support their development over the coming years.”

Richards is also a Board Director of Film London and a member of the 2011 DCMS UK Film Review Panel.