Peter Bazalgette was Chair of Arts Council England from 2013-2017. He also chaired the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation. He was educated at Dulwich College and read Law at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge but escaped the law to spend most of his career working in television. He devised some of the biggest entertainment shows in recent TV history, such as Ready Steady Cook
and Changing Rooms
, and brought Big Brother
to the UK. He now chairs ITV. His previous books include Billion Dollar Game
and The Food Revolution
In 2011 he was knighted for services to broadcasting.