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Broken Sword veteran Charles Cecil joins British Film Institute board

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Games industry veteran Charles Cecil MBE, perhaps best known for his role in the Broken Sword adventure game series, is one of three new additions to the board of the British Film Institute, board chair Greg Dyke announced.

Cecil joins former McKinsey & Co director Pat Butler and the House of Lords' Oona King in the new position.

"We are very pleased to have three such talented individuals join our board," said Greg Dyke in a prepared statement.

"They each bring a wealth of experience, from finance and management, politics and broadcasting, to the video games industry. With such a talented team the Board is well equipped to face the significant opportunities and challenges in the years to come in supporting the BFI's growth agenda and international strategy for film."

Cecil co-founded Revolution Software in 1990 before becoming an ambassador for BAFTA and later founding the Yorkshire-based games network Game Republic.