Josh Berger CBE to join The BRIT School as Chair of the Board of Trustees
The BRIT School today, Tuesday March 29th, announced that the widely respected media and entertainment industry leader, Josh Berger CBE, has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Berger has over 35 years’ experience in the industry globally, most recently as the former President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. UK, Ireland and Spain, former President of the Harry Potter Franchise team at Warner Bros., and the former chair of the BFI, the UK’s lead organisation for film, TV and the moving image.
Berger has recently turned to producing and investing in media and tech. He is producer of Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film The Interpreter starring Jake Gyllenhaal; executive producer of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore; and a producer of the Tony-Award winning Musical Ain’t Too Proud.
The BRIT School was established in 1991 with the support of The BRIT Trust, who remain its largest sponsor. The school has trained over 10,000 young people in music, theatre, dance, media production, and visual arts. The school’s alumni include Adele, Loyle Carner, Tom Holland, Amy Winehouse, Cush Jumbo, and many other notable artists, and creative professionals working at leading companies including Apple, BBC, Facebook, Sky, and TikTok among many others.
Josh Berger CBE said: “The BRIT school takes young people from every background and turns them into our next generation of talent. I’ve seen first-hand the critical importance that the BRIT school plays in providing a free arts education and I am excited and proud to be able to help build on its legacy – the school is indispensable to the future of the creative industries in the UK and beyond.”
The BRIT School Principal – Stuart Worden commented: “The BRIT school has impacted on the lives of our many students in so many ways with graduates going on to remarkable careers in the creative industries and beyond. We are thrilled to have industry titan Josh Berger joining the extraordinary BRIT family as Chair of the Board of Trustees. I know we can achieve great things together as we look to the future of the school in our 30th anniversary year.”
Berger’s announcement is in advance of a 30th Anniversary BRIT School launch event on Tuesday 29th March where he will be addressing the audience for the first time in his new role. Attendees will include school alumni and industry leaders, who will help launch new initiatives to mark the anniversary year.