Anna Home OBE
Anna is Chair of the CMF Board and a Founding Patron of the organisation.
Anna joined BBC radio in 1960 and started in Children’s Television in 1964 where she worked as a researcher, then Director, Producer and Executive Producer, latterly specialising in Children’s Drama. She started 'Grange Hill', the controversial school series. From 1981- 86 she worked at the ITV company TVS where she was Deputy Director of Programmes. In 1986 she returned to the BBC as Head of Children’s programmes responsible for all children’s output. She revived the Sunday teatime classic dramas and one of her last decisions before retiring was to commission 'Teletubbies'.
After retiring from the BBC, Anna was Chief Executive of The Children's Film & Television Foundation until it merged into CMF in 2012.
Anna has won many awards including a BAFTA lifetime achievement award. She was the first chair of the BAFTA Children’s Committee, has chaired both the EBU Children's and Youth Working Group and the Prix Jeunesse International Advisory Board. Anna was the Chair of the Save Kids’ TV Campaign and the Showcomotion Children’s Media Conference Advisory Committee. She now Chairs the Board of the Children’s Media Conference, and is a Board member of Screen South.