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20 February 2011

The NFVF Announces its New CEO













The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) presented its 2009/2010 Annual Report to the Parliamentary Arts and Culture Portfolio Committee on Wednesday 16 February 2011 where it was commended for consistently maintaining unqualified audits for the ten years since it started its operations in 2001.

The outgoing CEO, who was appointed to the inaugural Council in 1999 and was appointed the first CEO in 2001, announced to the Committee that the presentation was his final one. He reported that the Council of the NFVF at its Council Meeting held on the 02 December 2010 had accepted the recommendations of the CEO Recruitment Committee and confirmed the appointment of the current Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Ms Karen Son as CEO from the 1st April 2011.

The Chairperson of the Committee, Ms TB Sunduza thanked Mr Mbalo for his sterling work of guiding the development of the film industry and for ensuring the stability and management of the public resources at the hands of the NFVF. She also welcomed Ms Son to the position and congratulated the Council for appointing a woman to the position.

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile was, on the 02 December 2010 informed on the decision of the Council to appoint the new CEO.

The NFVF is awaiting the appointment of the new Council. The term of the previous Council expired on the 31 January 2011. The process of appointing the new Council, which is managed by the Department of Arts and Culture, started with public interviews held between 31 January and 02 February. The Minister of Arts and Culture will make the decision soon from the list of 22 names as recommended by the panel of experts.

For media queries email Naomi Mokhele: naomim@nfvf.co.za

The original article may be read here.

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