John McVay is the chief executive of Pact. He has been involved in programme-making as a producer, consultant and trainer since 1986. Prior to his appointment at Pact, John held positions as the founding director of the Research Centre for Television and Interactivity in Glasgow and was director of training and education at Scottish Screen. John is currently on the TRX advisory board, chairman of the Creative Diversity Network, chairman of the UK’s digital single market campaign and is the UK rights spokesperson for the Creative Coalition Campaign. At Pact, John led the successful campaign that resulted in the 2003 Communications Act which resulted in the UK having the world’s most creative and commercially successful independent production sector.