Oliver Rawlins, manager of corporate and external affairs at the BBC, will be joining the council on 14 April. Rawlins will lead a team across public affairs, media relations, corporate comms, online and events.
He will report in to the chief executive of the Council John Woodward. He will replace Rachel Grant, who is now director of corporate comms at Nesta, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts.
The UK Film Council works with the Government and the film industry to offer policy advice about industrial, economic and cultural issues affecting film.
The Council's key aims are to build a successful, competitive film industry, create more choices for film audiences, widen opportunities to learn about film and promote British cinema around the world.