The former director of technology & innovation at the European Broadcasting Union takes over from Dr David Docherty OBE, who is stepping down after 10 years.
Before joining the EBU in 2013 Fell was CTO at Heathrow Airport where he managed the technical architecture department and introduced an innovation team. He has held several executive positions at UK broadcasters including ITV where he was director of future technologies.
“I am thrilled to be joining the DTG at this crucially important time for our industry,” said Fell. “Having worked closely with the DTG since its inception I am fully aware of the unique and vital role it plays in achieving industry collaboration. I believe that by working together our industry can be better prepared for the change that technology and international competition is bringing to media companies globally.”
Welcoming the appointment DTG CEO Richard Lindsay-Davies said Fell would bring extensive board-level experience and an international perspective to the post.