Major Career Roles
Sir Peter Bazalgette is Chair of ITV plc and the Chair of Lovecraft Group Ltd, a venture-backed e-commerce company. He is also a Non-Executive director of UK Research and Innovation, a Senior Independent Non-Executive director of Saga plc, and an Advisory Board member of Bartle Bogle Hegarty Ltd. Sir Peter is also Honorary Professor of Creative Industries at the University of Manchester.
Sir Peter has over 40 years’ experience of the creative industries. He served as Chair of Arts Council England and wrote a review of the UK Creative Industries which became part of the government’s industrial growth strategy. He is Honorary Professor of the Creative Industries at Manchester University. At Endemol he created hit TV formats which were exploited internationally (the basis of his 2005 book, Billion Dollar Game). Sir Peter has a track record of successfully managing creative businesses allied with deep commercial skills. He has also chaired an opera company and a steam museum.
His 2017 book, The Empathy Instinct, explores why people do and do not get on and contains insights about how to handle colleagues and boards.
For 20 years, Sir Peter has been an investor in digital businesses, including the global online market researcher, YouGov, where he was on the board for 10 years.