An insight into the work of the Disaster Emergency Committee
Thursday 24 September 2015
Henry Thomas Room
Holloway Road N7 8DB
Clive Jones CBE is the Chairman of Pro Cam, Britain’s biggest television facilities hire company and Energetic Communications, the New York marketing and events company. He is also deputy chairman of the ITV Pension Fund, which has £3.5 billion under management and chairs the audit committee.
Clive is also chairman the Disasters Emergency Committee, the umbrella organisation that unites all the UK’s leading aid and humanitarian agencies, London Metropolitan University, The Runnymede Trust, Britain’s leading diversity think tank and a visiting Professor at the School of Journalism at Cardiff University.
Until he stepped down in 2007, he was the Chief Executive of ITV News and Regions and the longest serving senior executive in ITV. During his thirty six year career in broadcast television he was Managing Director of the ITV Network, CEO of the Carlton Television Group, Managing Director of Central Television and Managing Director of London News Network. Until 2009 he was the Chairman of GMTV, the national commercial breakfast franchise.
He began his career on the news desk of Yorkshire Television after eight years as a newspaper journalist.
As a consultant he chaired the Peer Review of the BFI/UK Film Council for the DCMS and oversaw the multi-million pound digitisation of the ITV and Channel Four newsrooms for ITN.
A graduate of the London School of Economics, he chaired Creative Skillset, the sector skills council for television, film, publishing and new media for the eight years and is now chair of its Patrons. He also sits on the board of the Young Vic Theatre and The Thompson Foundation.
He founded and chaired for its first two years the ground breaking Cultural Diversity Network.
He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Television Society in 1995 and it’s Gold Medal, the Society’s highest award, in 2007. In the same year he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to broadcasting.
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