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Creative Skillset, the industry skills body for the screen-based creative industries, is pleased to announce that Dee Vassili is joining its Finance and Audit Committee.

Dee is Executive Director, Group HR, for Vue International and will bring her human resources management expertise and experience of working with a world-leading cinema operator to the committee.

The Finance and Audit Committee is responsible for advising on all financial aspects of the corporate and charity operations of Creative Skillset. The other members of the Finance and Audit Committee are:

Stephanie Mills (Chair), Group Financial Controller, Channel 4

Jo Bromley, (Vice President), International Group Controller, Scripps Networks

Simon Bartlett, Chief Accountant, Finance, BFI

Ivan Dunleavy, Chief Executive, Pinewood Group Plc

John Graydon, Partner, Saffery Champness

Derek O'Gara, Finance Director, Endemol Shine UK

Richard Philipps, Consultant, Reed Smith

Dee Vassili’s international career started at Virgin Megastores and during her time with the Virgin business she helped drive a considerable transformation programme, as the entertainment retailer grew from 10 to over 300 stores. Dee then went on to take international senior executive roles at Reuters and Warner Bros before moving to Vue Entertainment. For the last 13 years Dee has been helping to grow the cinema group from a UK-based business to become a world leading operator, managing the most respected brands in major European markets and Taiwan with over 8,500 employees across 10 countries with 212 cinemas.

Stephanie Mills, Group Financial Controller, Channel 4 and Chair of the Creative Skillset Finance and Audit Committee, said: “I am delighted that Dee has agreed to join us on the Committee as our HR expert. She certainly has an affinity with the screen-based focus of Creative Skillset and the Committee members are looking forward to working with her as she brings her experience and expertise to our group.”

Dee Vassili said, Creative Skillset’s core values and drive to make a difference in the industry are closely aligned to my personal values and aspirations. I am therefore really excited about joining the Finance and Audit Committee and the opportunity to work with a group of talented individuals.”

About Creative Skillset:

Creative Skillset works with the UK’s screen-based creative industries to develop skills and talent, from classroom to boardroom. It supports high quality professional development across TV, film and related sectors – identifying skills needs, targeting skills investment, developing key skills and growing diverse talent networks. Through industry partnerships Creative Skillset helps to improve productivity, creativity and employability across the UK’s screen-based creative media industries.




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