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Alice Hynes (APC Futures) & Sally Joynson (Screen Yorkshire) join MetFilm School Board

By Elise Czyzowska

12 August 2022

MetFilm School is pleased to announce two new Board members to our Governance Team: Alice Hynes, Director and Senior Consultant at APC Futures, and Sally Joynson, former CEO of Screen Yorkshire.

We are thrilled to have the support of Alice and Sally, especially as we prepare for the new academic year, welcoming new BA and MA students to our campuses in London, Berlin and – for the first time – MetFilm School Leeds.

David Howell, CEO of MetFilm, said:

‘Between them, Alice and Sally bring a breadth of experience, wisdom and insight across higher education, industry and governance, which will further strengthen the institution moving forward, helping us to continue our excellent and relevant student experience, learning, and opportunities.’

Alice Hynes, Director and Senior Consultant, APC Futures

With over 20 years of experience in higher education, Alice is an invaluable addition to the MetFilm School Governance Team. Having worked in a range of education-focused roles, including both at university and national level, Alice is also the Director and Senior Consultant at APC Futures, her own consultancy company.

A member of the Association for Project Managers and the Institute for Leadership and Management, Alice is a Freeman of the Company of Educators, as well as holding a professional qualification in Coaching and Mentorship.

‘I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Board at such an exciting time for the institution,’ Alice said, ‘particularly with the launch of the new campus in Leeds. I hope I can bring to MetFilm School the breadth of my experience working across higher education, and especially my knowledge of specialist and creative providers.’

Sally Joynson, former CEO, Screen Yorkshire

Sally Joynson retired from her position as CEO of Screen Yorkshire this year after twenty years with the organisation. Based in Leeds, Screen Yorkshire is a major figure of support for the film and screen industry across Yorkshire and the Humber, with their Yorkshire Content Fund part-financing a number of productions in the region, from Peaky Blinders and All Creatures Great & Small, to Dad’s Army.

Data from the Office of National Statistics has shown that ’employment in the TV and film industries in Yorkshire soared 82% between 2015 and 2018′, and creative businesses operating in the area have grown similarly – a fact we are proud to be a part of since the announcement of MetFilm School Leeds in 2021. Since Channel 4 announced that they would be moving their headquarters to Leeds in 2018, many more production companies have followed suit, and where the industry moves, fresh opportunities arrive with it.

‘Despite stepping back from Screen Yorkshire, I wanted to remain active in the industry,’ Sally explained, ‘so when MetFilm School asked if I would join their Board, it seemed a fantastic opportunity.’

She added, ‘It’s such an impressive film school, with a great track record and clear ambitions, and I hope that I can help to deliver on those.’

As MetFilm School Leeds prepares to open to students this September, we are enormously grateful for the support shown by Screen Yorkshire over the last few years, and for the insight that Sally Joynson will be able to provide as we continue to develop links within our new community.

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