The National Film and Television School has appointed Naomi Climer, IBC council chair and former president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, to its Board of Governors.
She joins the Board at a time when the School is expanding its technology and engineering remit to tackle a growing skills gap in the industry with a new Production Technology MA in partnership with BT (who are providing a scholarship) and state-of-the-art facilities including the UK’s first 4K training studio.
After studying at Imperial College, London, Climer trained as an engineer at the BBC and has worked in technical roles in BBC Radio, BBC World Service and BBC News, as well as at ITV and in local radio.
Climer says: “I look forward to working with the School on the introduction of the Production Technology MA. I’m excited about the NFTS’s inclusive approach as this new course looks at engineering through a completely different lens, bringing out the creativity in the role. There is an urgent need for more diversity and particularly gender equality in engineering in the UK and initiatives like this are likely to help move the profession in the right direction.”
Patrick McKenna, NFTS chairman comments: “It’s vital to have a board that represents all sectors of the industry so that the NFTS can continue to build its worldwide reputation for delivering excellent film, TV and games education and attract some of the world’s best creative talent onto its teaching programmes. The NFTS has both the expertise and the track record to ensure that Britain remains one of the best places to conceive and produce media content.”