Amanda Nevill

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Amanda Elizabeth Nevill (born 21 March 1957)[1] is an English arts administrator and is the Chief Executive of the British Film Institute.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Nevill was educated in Yorkshire and Paris. Her first job, in 1976, was for the Rowan Gallery in London.[3] She set up the first British contemporary art fair at Bath in 1980 and subsequently organised a touring exhibition for Kodak.

Nevill joined the Royal Photographic Society in 1985 and ran its archives and its National Centre of Photography exhibition space in Bath. Nevill became the Society's Secretary in 1990 (later renamed Director-General), the first woman to hold the post.[4]

Nevill was appointed as Head of Museum at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (now the National Media Museum) in Bradford during the Spring of 1994. During her tenure, the Museum carried out with a £16 million re-development and launched the Bradford International Film Festival. [5]

Nevill joined the BFI as the organisation's Director in June 2003 (her job title changed to Chief Executive in 2011, after the BFI takeover of the UK Film Council).

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