The 67 members, which include the 10 largest companies in the sector as well as 70% of the top 50 grossing companies, has returned all seven members of the original steering committee. The only new face to appear on the board is Charles Leonard of Nats post-production.
UK Post will hold its second open meeting for the whole post-production and effects industry at Bafta on 10 June at 18.30. This will give sector professionals an opportunity to meet the board and to discuss issues facing the industry.
The new board will meet around 7 June to set the agenda for the meeting. Issues likely to be covered include the appointment of a chief executive, international promotion, training, government negotiation and competition regulation within the industry.
There have been interviews for the chief executive's post but no decision has yet been made. Chairman Mike Luckwell said: 'We didn't envisage that the board would end up so similar to the steering committee and we felt that it was an important decision that the board had to make.'
The board appeared to have been well received within the industry. Anita Nandwani, managing director of Bristol's Pink House, said: 'I'm certainly not unhappy with the appointments but I'll be interested to see if they honour obligations in terms of regional post-production.'
Another industry insider said: 'They're a very experienced group who should do well and should succeed on getting the industry on the government radar.'
Only members of the association will be allowed to vote at the meeting. Companies will be permitted to join the trade body before a vote is called, which will allow any new members to be eligible. A vote at the first meeting had overwhelmingly declared that manufacturers could not be ordinary members of the organisation.
UK post board
Colin Brown, chairman, Cinesite
Neil Hatton, managing director, Frontier Post
David Jeffers, managing director, Moving Picture Company
Mike Kelt, chief executive, Artem Visual Effects
Charles Leonard, managing director, Nats
Nicky Sargent, joint chief executive, The Farm Group
William Sargent, chief executive, Framestore CFC
Dennis Weinreich, managing director, Videosonics