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Kwame Kwei-Armah and Tamara Rojo join Creative Industries Federation board

Kwame Kwei-Armah. Photo: Richard Anderson Kwame Kwei-Armah. Photo: Richard Anderson
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Incoming artistic director at London’s Young Vic Kwame Kwei-Armah is among the new board members announced by the Creative Industries Federation.

Artistic director and principal dancer of English National Ballet Tamara Rojo also joins the federation, which represents the nation’s creative sectors.

Joining them will be media agency MediaCom’s chairwoman, Karen Blackett, founder of tech company CodeBase Jamie Coleman, YouTube’s director for Europe, Middle East and Africa Ben McOwen Wilson, and director of games company Ubisoft, Giselle Stewart.

They join the board’s chair Rick Haythornthwaite, and existing members including Nigel Carrington and Jude Kelly. Further additions will be announced next year.

Haythornthwaite said: “Our impressive board line-up is testament to the influence of the federation and its role in bringing the different sectors together to ensure the creative industries remain at the forefront of the political agenda.”

Four founding members of the federation; Peter Bazalgette, Tony Hall, Martha Lane Fox and John Sorrell, have taken up new positions as ambassadors for the federation.

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