BFI Appoints Tim Cagney Deputy Chief Executive

Freshly-created role will include shaping U.K. movie matters.

LONDON – The British Film Institute has appointed Tim Cagney to the newly created role of deputy chief executive for the organization.

Cagney will report to BFI chief executive Amanda Nevill and will “play a critical part in shaping the new BFI as the organization transforms into the U.K.’s lead body for film.”

Cagney’s role involves him playing an instrumental part in developing the BFI’s long term strategy for film in the U.K., leading on business planning and partnerships, including Creative England, Film London, Skillset, First Light and national screen agencies.

He will directly manage the MEDIA Desk U.K. and the Film Certification Unit and will also take an active role in fundraising.

Cagney joins the BFI from the U.K. Film Council where he was managing director from the fall 2010, prior to which he was head of U.K. partnerships.