News: Deborah Bull to be BBC Governor

Monday 11 August 2003

Deborah Bull to be BBC Governor
Deborah Bull started a four-year term as a BBC Governor this August, 2003.

She replaces Sir Richard Eyre who left the Board at the end of May 2003 due to increasing external commitments.

In a statement BBC Chairman, Gavyn Davies, said: “I greatly welcome the appointment of Deborah Bull and look forward to working with her.

“Richard Eyre’s contribution as a Governor with impressive creative credentials was always going to be hard to match, but Deborah’s appointment achieves just that.”

Background
Deborah Bull, CBE has been Artistic Director for new, small-scale developmental work at the Royal Opera House (ROH2) since 2002, and previously was in charge of the ROH Artists’ Development Initiative for three years.

She had a 20-year career with The Royal Ballet until 2001, reaching the rank of Principal Dancer and touring the world as well as organising performances.

She has written and presented several programmes and series for the BBC including The Dancer’s Body (2002), Travels with my Tutu (1998), Breaking the Law (2001), and Law in Order (2002).

Since 1998 she has been a member of Arts Council England and she served on the board of the South Bank Centre from 1997 to 2003.

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