The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) Appoints New President: John Pike joins with 30 years’ experience
John Pike joins with 30 years’ experience
A professional with more than 30 years of corporate and commercial law experience, John will be responsible for helping the film and TV charity to increase its profile, reach and impact
The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the UK charity for people working behind the scenes in cinema, commercial television and film, has today announced the appointment of its new President, John Pike. A professional with more than 30 years of corporate and commercial law experience, John will be responsible for helping the film and TV charity to increase its profile, reach and impact.
John Pike said of his appointment "I am delighted and honoured to be the new President of the charity which supports and is an integral part of the cinema, film and TV industry. We have some wonderful initiatives in the pipeline to help support and transform the lives of individuals who work behind the camera throughout the entirety of their careers. With my fellow trustees, staff and volunteers we have some exciting times ahead of us as we reach out to industry professionals and their families to make a difference for the better."
Prior to his role at The CTBF, John was an integral member of the real estate and finance team at Osborne Clarke, where his primary role was to strengthen client relationships and enhance business development activities with the firm's banking client base. He was a partner at Dundas & Wilson and, prior to that, a partner in the real estate group at Stephenson Harwood from 1985 to 2011. He was appointed Stephenson Harwood's Chief Executive in May 1996 and held that position until April 2004, overseeing much of the change that has seen that firm re-energised.
Outgoing President, Barry Jenkins, OBE, will remain on the CTBF board.
The CTBF also extends its gratitude to the following long serving trustees who have retired: Former president, Anne Bennet; Derek Cooper; Steve Jaggs; Denise Parkinson and former president Ian Lewis.
The CTBF provides dynamic support for industry professionals facing personal and career challenges due to illness, unemployment / redundancy, relationship breakdown, mental health issues, bereavement or financial worries. The charity also has an expanding talent development programme.
About The CTBF
The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (The CTBF) is the TV and Film charity supporting people working behind the scenes in the UK film, cinema and commercial television industries. They provide care, advice and financial assistance to industry employees (active and retired) and their families who suffer adversity. This may be due to bereavement, illness, redundancy, relationship break down and other hardships.
The JBAs are a stepping stone for individuals who are talented and driven, but who have faced hurdles in developing their career. The Betty Box and Peter Rodgers Comedy Writing Programme is a delivered in partnership with Big Talk Productions and the London Comedy Film Festival (LOCO).