Royal Television Society Taps Cameron Roach for Regional Chair


The Royal Television Society (RTS) has appointed Cameron Roach, former head of drama at Sky, as chair of the RTS North West Centre.

As chair, Roach will oversee and lead committee members of the RTS North West Centre. He will run the planning, facilitation and production of physical and virtual events, as well as oversee regional membership.

The RTS North West Centre supports the production industry in the region with its own program of lectures, workshops, masterclasses, awards and social events that run throughout the year, including the annual RTS North West Awards.

Roach had been at Sky since 2013. He was appointed head of drama in 2018 and has earned credits for Chernobyl, Britannia, Discovery of Witches, Catherine The Great, Gangs of London, Third Day, I Hate Suzie and Save Me Too. Roach will continue to consult for Sky Studios and recently launched his own drama label, Rope Ladder Fiction.

Theresa Wise, CEO of the Royal Television Society, said: “We are delighted to welcome Cameron to this key role where I’m sure he will bring his considerable experience and insights to all activity across our vibrant North West Centre. As the U.K. production sector returns to full swing, the work of our regional centers is central to supporting the work of our wonderful television community, and we feel fortunate to have such a talented, creative and engaged team at the helm. On this note, we’d also like to thank Richard [Frediani] for all his work on behalf of the RTS members in the North West.”

Roach said: “I’m incredibly honored to be announced as the next chair for RTS North West. As a region, the North West has a long history for exceptional programs making and enabling the next generation of talent, and the RTS as an organization has always celebrated and supported both. I look forward to building on this and ensuring a wide range of events and activities in the coming years to engage, stimulate and encourage the breadth and diversity of our brilliant industry in a collegiate and inclusive way.”