Anthony Lilley is Chief Creative Officer and CEO of Magic Lantern which he has lead for over thirteen years. He is a BAFTA, RTS and Peabody Award winning interactive media producer who has worked on projects and for clients such as Top Gear, Doctor Who, Teletubbies, Spooks, FourDocs, The Guardian, Sony Playstation and many others.
He works extensively in media policy and is currently a Member of the Content Board of Ofcom as well as having advised many government departments including DCMS and DCSF. Anthony has previously been Vice-Chair of PACT, Chair of the UK Digital Content Forum and a member of the Steering Board of the DCMS Creative Economy Programme. He has been a consultant to and assessor for the Technology Strategy Board for several years as well as a member of the DCMS Creative Industries Advisory Board. He is a director of Chinese specialists, Zespa Media.
He has a passionate interest in the arts has advised Arts Council England as their Digital Media Associate, sits as a member of the Board of the English National Opera and is Chair of Lighthouse in Brighton. In 2008, he held the post of News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media at the University of Oxford and currently holds a Visiting Professorship at the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University. He speaks and writes widely on the future of media and had a regular new media column in the Guardian Newspaper from 2006-2008.
He is married with two young children and lives in East Sussex where he is school governor. Anthony was awarded the OBE for services to media and creative industries in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2008. More than anything else, except his family, he likes asking his favourite question: why not?