Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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According to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) website, they "aim to improve the quality of life for all through cultural and sporting activities, to support the pursuit of excellence and to champion the tourism, creative and leisure industries."

Advertising and the DCMS

The DCMS works together with the advertising industry in order that it can succeed as a creative industry. It works with the following advertising industry bodies: the Advertising Association, the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers, and the Advertising Standards Authority.[1]


Funding and finances



  • John Whittingdale was appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in May 2015.
  • Ed Vaizey was appointed Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy on 15 July 2014.
  • Baroness Neville-Rolfe was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary in 2014.
  • Tracey Crouch was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary in 2015.
  • Baroness Shields was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary in 2015.

Previous Ministers

Special Advisers


Partnerships and Programmes

Andrew Ramsay Director General; Mick Elliott Director, Culture; Jon Zeff Director, Media; Paul Bolt Director, Sports and Leisure; Graham Turnock Director, Programmes

Government Olympic Executive

Jeremy Beeton Director General; David Goldstone Director, Build and Finance; David Brooker Director, Legacy; Nicola Roche Director, Staging; Shaun Cove Head of GOE Operations

Other Executive Committee members

David Roe Director, Corporate Services; Paul Kilgarriff Director, Legal Services; Jane Cooper Director, External Affairs; Rita Patel Principal Private Secretary

Non-Executive Directors

Parminder Vir, Darra Singh




Contact details, Resources, Notes


External Resources


  1. The DCMS website advertising, accessed 12 February 2009