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Trustee Elections 2019 - Voting Now CLOSED

The Radio Academy is seeking three members to join its Board of Trustees. Following a month’s application process, we are happy to showcase everyone who has provided their details to fill one of these roles.

All Radio Academy members have three unique votes that they may use to decide on the successful applicants. Voting closes at midnight on the 3rd February 2019, and any votes after this day and time will not be included.

Trustees serve a three-year term and are expected to play an active role in creating, planning and implementing Radio Academy initiatives, as well as attending six board meetings per year in London. They should bring with them significant experience and understanding of the UK audio sector. Please see the full list of names below, and simply login to vote.

Adam Uytman

From presenting my first ever show at 15 on community station Heartland FM through to my current role as Head of Content at Wisebuddah,

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Andrew Sayers

I have worked in industry, across both commercial and community sectors, for the past 30 years, starting on a YTS through to securing licenses and Station Management.

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Anthony Gay

Anthony is Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer at ReelWorld - the production company who create the brand sound of thousands of radio stations around the world including BBC Radio 1, Heart, BBC Radio 1Xtra, Kiss and BBC Radio Scotland here in the UK.

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Brian Lister

My radio career has grown, or slid, from engineering through studio operations, production and programming to station management, I have worked for the BBC as a studio manager and at a senior level with a large number of commercial radio groups.

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Catherine Smith

I am extremely interested in becoming a trustee for the radio academy. I am a young 59 year mother of 4 and recently a grandmother too boot.

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Claire Clottey

Claire Clottey is a dynamic community engagement specialist and award winning broadcast journalist passionate about social impact, diversity and inclusion and effect social change..

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Claire Duesbury

I am a somewhat unusual candidate but I think my experience of the radio industry and The Radio Academy will help to galvanise my application.

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David Spencer

My passion for radio has never been in doubt from the moment I decided to produce my own radio shows in my bedroom aged 12. It's led to a career that I'm very proud of.

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DeMarkay Williams

My name is DeMarkay Williams, an eighteen-year-old Broadcast and Digital Media Graduate of Black Heritage. As a recent graduate of The Global Academy, I have constantly built up my experience in media.

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Dixi Stewart

At a time of unprecedented challenge for the UK audio sector, The Radio Academy is a bulwark protecting the industry we love and promoting the brightest talent within it.

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Dom Chambers

I am passionate about using media to drive positive social change.The Radio Academy is the platform to advance my educational agenda and contribute to its work at a trustee level.

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Faye Carruthers

Faye Carruthers is a Broadcaster with almost 20 years' experience working across National and Local Radio for both the BBC and Commercial radio.

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Grace Hopper

I would cherish the chance to be a Trustee for The Radio Academy. Alongside my passion for radio, I also have an excellent knowledge of The Academy's role in the industry, having past been a '30 Under 30'.

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Hana Walker Brown

I have been working in the industry for six years in every capacity; as a freelance producer, sound designer and presenter, as a mentor for Sound Women, as a teacher and workshop facilitator, as a public speaker and now as an Executive Producer for Audible.

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Ivor Etienne

I would like to nominate myself to be one of the trustees on the Radio Academy board. As a black man I have worked in the industry for over 30 years in all sectors including being the first black producer at Radio one

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Jackie Neill

Content Editor & Station Manager, BBC Radio Ulster / Foyle .

I have worked for BBC Radio Ulster in Belfast for over 30 years.

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John Clayton

I am an experienced radio professional and have been involved within professional radio since 1991.

My career has taken in Heart 106.2 - London, and Wave 105, at their inceptions.

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John Osborne

I have written extensively about radio. My first book Radio Head, up and down the dial of British radio was broadcast as Radio 4's Book of the Week in 2008.

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Jon Holmes

Quite simply, I'm a working class kid from the industrial Midlands who grew up with a passion for radio.

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Mark Moulding

Unless you count the radio shows I made on my tape recorder as a child, my work in the sector started on my university station.

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Marsha Ramroop

I would like to put myself forward to be a Trustee with the Radio Academy as someone with nearly 30 years' experience across local, regional and national radio both within the BBC and independent services.

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Neil Sloan

Having worked in commercial radio, the independent sector and BBC radio for over 20 years, I would be honoured to be a Radio Academy trustee.

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Nick Canham

I have been an agent for 20 years and for the majority of that time, I have worked extensively with the radio industry.

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Phil England

Radio, Community, RSL and now?

I have been involved in the world of radio since I was 16, starting at Radio BGM in Llanelli.

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Philippa Aylott

I have 20 years broadcasting experience across all BBC pop music radio networks as well as working for external media companies.

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Rob Hilton

My career in Radio started in 1976 as a founder member of Southend Hospital Radio. In 1980 during the early stage of commercial radio, I contributed to the winning franchise awarded to Essex Radio Plc.

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Sarah Kallend

I would welcome the opportunity to serve as a trustee of the Radio Academy. I have spent the majority of my working life in the commercial radio sector.

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Shobna Bazzaz

In terms of my background, I come from Finance. Having trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, I then swiftly moved onto a career of business partnering with companies to help understand profitability, costs, revenues and performance.

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Simon Alexander

I've been in commercial radio for ten years. Starting as an unpaid intern in 2009, I've since then gone on to produce and present shows/podcasts as well as becoming the Content Manager for 6 radio stations in the Midlands at Quidem under the guise of Steve Orchard and Ralph Bernard.

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Steve Fountain

Steve has been in the engine room of commercial radio for nearly 40 years as a presenter, programme director and head of radio. He's worked for various groups including Chiltern Radio, Metro Radio, GWR, Unique Broadcasting, TLRC and the KM Radio Group.

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Thomas Wrathmell

I have a lifelong passion for radio and I'm a huge consumer of radio and audio content. I have a varied personal and professional experience of broadcasting from running a student radio station at university, as a contributor to a local music show on BBC Local Radio,to my most recent experience, as Head of Strategy for BBC Radio for the past 3 years.

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Tony Patti

Broadcasting's best days lie ahead as both an engine of local economies and as an integral part of tomorrow's technological world. The names are bigger, the show is worldwide, but I get a royal pass into life in the broadcasting business.

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