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.
He oversees all ReelWorld activity in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia as well as working closely with the team in the US on American strategy.
A cheerleader for the radio industry and believer in the power of sound, Ant is curious about where radio is going and new ways in which audio is being used to engage and entertain.
Before ReelWorld he was Regional Programming Director at Bauer Yorkshire, a Bauer station director, and PD at Key 103, Rock FM, and Hallam FM (the breakfast show he launched in 2000 is still on air today). Radio has always been in his blood since he first went on air aged 11 as a presenter on hospital radio in Sheffield!
As well as high level business and radio experience he will bring an international audio perspective to the Academy through his business activities around the world. He is a regular speaker about the power of sound at audio conferences and university events.
Ant is an active part of the UK audio scene and a regular judge at the Arias Awards, Student Radio Awards, Audio Production Awards and the Academy's own 30 Under 30.
A proud Yorkshireman, he's passionate about championing new talent in audio creativity and would relish the opportunity to build on the work he's already done with the 30 Under 30.
In recent years my work has concentrated on licence applications and management consultancy for a range of commercial stations and community radio organisations.
I believe passionately in the power of audio broadcasting and that the same principles apply, and the same joy can be found, in making everything from a BBC network production to a student podcast.
When I moved from BBC to commercial radio there was very little contact between us, professionally or socially. I supported the Academy from its earliest days but remember one early gathering resembled a wedding - the BBC family sat down one side of the auditorium, commercial people the other (community radio was nowhere to be seen).
Sadly since I became chair of the Academy's once vibrant North East branch activity has fallen away as it became harder to get support from the Academy nationally and local people were priced out of attending national events. .
My industry involvement has ranged from the National Executive of the ABS union to the board of the Commercial Radio Companies Association. I believe I am quite well known, and I hope respected, and would love this opportunity to breathe new life into the Academy, encouraging a member-led approach rather than the alienating top-down attitude of recent years.
I have a wealth of experiences in many areas with a positive creative mind. Many years ago I trained with Radio Regan and gained level 2 in radio production. Also worked with the BBC on placement both in manchester.
I also worked with Radio Merseyside on placement.
I have sat on many different commitees.
A governor for Lea Education in Trafford.
Also a former magistrate for trafford' now retired sat on the bench for 10 years.
My eldest daughter lives in East London so travel there quite frequently.
My strengths are communication and new ideas .
I am a person who keeps current and loves new challenges and people.
If elected i would seek to bring fresh initiatives to the academy and work hand in hand with the people who run the academy.
When I was much younger for a brief time I was a ventriloquist and actually did my ventriloquist on Piccadilly radio what a hoot.
I live in Timperley near Altrincham which takes just over two hours to London for me.
If your looking for a mature fun person but whom is also very level headed look no further.
I feel radio is so important to help people to use listening skills it can be similar to reading a good book but you can still do other things at the same time.
I will be 60 this year and an looking for a fresh challenge.
I work for myself now having just a few years ago retraining in both counselling and Hypnotherapy.
I believe we never stop learning gaining new experiences I love creativity in all walks of life.
Every thing I have engaged in my life i have been passionate and dedicated.
Established as a cross-sector leader, Claire has supported grassroots organisations and charities build capacity through partnerships with statutory and corporate businesses. She is adept at developing strategies to improve engagement, access funding and improve outcomes for young people, women, BAME communities and underrepresented groups
Known as a socially and culturally conscious commentator in the world of media and events, Claire continues to produce digital, radio and written content that informs, entertains and inspires mass audiences. You'll also find her hosting a range of prestigious social purpose events and campaigning on social media.
Currently the presenter of #TimeToTalk a monthly sociopolitical show sponsored by Brent Council on The Beat London 103.6FM, Claire is also the a regular parent contributor on BBC 5 Live #UpAllNight alongside Dotun Adebayo and can occasionally be heard on Penny Smith's Breakfast Show at talkRADIO. Claire continues to facilitate important conversations and is the resident moderator of The Centre of Pan African Thought Debates. She has played an active role on the Brent London Borough of Culture 2020 strategic board, and provides specialist services on behalf of brands, charities and SME's committed to Social Responsibility.
Claire has a plethora of interdisciplinary leadership skills gained across radio, youth and community engagement. She is keen become a Trustee and looks forward to the opportunity to apply her experience to further develop initiatives at The Radio Academy.
I have been a radio presenter since the age of 22 and have 20 years experience of being a listener to all kinds of radio. My experience of the profession has been a turbulent one. I have won two awards for my presentation skills but have never actually managed to secure a paying tenure at a high profile radio station. I believe this is due to the way that British Radio, public and commercial, is too exclusive and isn't confident in dealing with new talent that does not fit a pre-defined formula. I would like to focus on this if I were to be appointed.
Whilst I may lack professional experience I have worked in hospital, student, independent, internet and community radio stations - all run and dominated by white men.
Whilst having presentation aspirations I have also worked in the wider world becoming a Secondary School English teacher for several years and attempting a Master's degree in both Broadcast Journalism and Modern Literature and Creative Writing. The life experience I've had has given me a wise perspective and a wealth of ideas about how the Radio Academy could be even more effective in serving not only established radio stations but the talent required to staff them.
I'm currently Head of News for talkSPORT, talkRADIO and Virgin, as well as a lecturer in radio at the University of Westminster.
During my 25 year radio career I have experience of different stations and output - from local to national - as well as podcasts and corporate audio. My lecturer work keeps me across the next generation - and I have a fantastic relationship with students and mentoring clients - whose careers I have helped establish and develop.
While I am a white middle class male, I think it's important to place my background in context. I left school at 17 to get an extra O Level in Maths - giving me three in total. I worked in a factory for five years, before deciding to pursue my dream of radio at 23, when I did A Levels and a media course at college. Luckily this led directly to me getting into the industry but it wasn't without hard work and having to prove my worth.
I want people from all backgrounds to have access to media and to do this, we must look beyond the obvious places for talent. Radio is in a hugely exciting period and to be involved in this with the Radio Academy would be something I would take on with energy and pride.
I have attended work experience placements at Global, Radiocentre and visited the BBC multiple times. I was also part of the Creative Design team at the Big Youth Group.
I also served as the Head of Production and was part of the Broadcast and Senior Management Team for Youths Choice which I help to set up in March 2017.
I successfully revamped the sound of the station and I began working on the new sound for Youths Choice in January 2018 and completed the final piece in April 2018. It became one of my most successful achievements as Head of Production.
I also took up a Head of Marketing position and I was in charge of working closely with Global to create events, branding, strategies and competitions for Youths Choice.
I'd like to become a trustee of The Radio Academy because I want to help further diversify our wonderful industry and help make a difference across the board.
Young people of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Heritage find it particularly hard to break into the industry and find roles within it, and as someone who has experienced it, I would like to use my knowledge and skills to make a strong impact.
I am excited about the opportunity to join the team as a creative and enthusiastic person.
For the past 30 years my rich and rewarding radio journey has been propelled by Radio Academy awards, both Sonys and ARIAs, starting in the newsrooms of Chiltern Radio, Fox FM and Capital Radio, then on BBC GLR where I devised and co-presented the BBC's first weekly LGBT show, and later at Talk Radio UK, on and off air, with Anna Raeburn, Lorraine Kelly and Caesar The Geezer. From 1998 it continued at BBC Radio where I produced and edited a variety of daily and weekly programmes, live news events, documentaries and, more recently, podcasts for BBC Radio 4, Radio 3 and World Service.
Since 2017 I've worked with Bob Shennan, the BBC's Director of Radio and Music, delivering his strategy to reinvent and grow radio: launching BBC Sounds, reviewing output across our portfolio, and planning the next 100 years of BBC Radio. More importantly, I'm implementing initiatives to improve our working culture and increase our diversity through talent development, cross-sector learning and national mentoring.
It's a fascinating vantage point from which to survey the changing landscape of the radio industry and one that confirms my belief in the importance of The Radio Academy to rally and focus the passions of all parts of the audio sector. It would be a privilege and a pleasure to serve it as a trustee.
A logical development from regional (RA West) support in creating cross-sector events to encourage emerging radio talent. I also chaired the Affiliate Members group which aimed to give the non-profit sectors (Hospital, Community, Prison and Student) a voice within the Academy. Central to my pitch is the refreshing of that agenda.
I have worked in, or interacted with, all radio sectors including BBC and commercial networks. Since 2008 I have led Somer Valley FM. I have chaired the Community Media Association (CMA) and represented members interests with government and Ofcom. I drafted the MOU between BBC English Regions and the CMA resulting in the first national project between BBC local and community radio. Having visited over 60 community stations, I have unique insight which bridges grass-roots knowledge with national strategic vision.
I am CEO of the Somer Valley Education Trust which delivers communication training that helps meet social challenges around isolation and well-being while advancing the value to society of media literacy. I present the inRadio podcast for Radio Today in which I tour the UK exploring local radio with a social purpose. I also broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Somerset and Somer Valley FM.
The Radio Academy has come a long way and I feel well placed to contribute to an agenda around inclusion, collaboration and representation.
After completing a degree in Broadcast Journalism at Nottingham Trent University, she went on to work for 5Live, talkSPORT, Absolute Radio, Sky News, Sky Sports News and now reports for Sky Sports' flagship results show, Soccer Saturday.
As a freelancer, Faye presents and reports for the Premier League's global content service and the Wimbledon Radio channel, is a contributor and guest presenter on the Guardian Football Weekly podcast and a commentator for Sky Sports Netball. Faye also runs her own voiceover business, Fade Up Media, representing brands including UEFA, Sky, Amazon and Disney.
Well-respected in the industry, Faye's expertise are used to judge the British Sports Journalism Awards, IRN Awards and previously the Radio Academy Awards. She also enjoys mentoring new talent coming into the industry and is a guest speaker at Universities giving advice to students looking for a career in broadcasting.
Having been involved in radio since a student, Faye would feel incredibly privileged to be a trustee of the Radio Academy. With her background, she knows the importance of the industry working together to grow and improve in rapidly changing times. With great contacts, a wealth of knowledge and experience, she would be an asset to the board of trustees to ensure the Radio Academy continues to evolve and inspire the next generation of talent coming into the vibrant world of radio and audio.
I have served as a Trustee for two different charities in the past and believe I have the experience to be an effective board member.
Since the age of 15, I have worked in hospital, community, commercial and BBC radio. I'm currently a producer at BBC Radio 1, producing the Life Hacks show and podcast. I've been nominated and won awards at the ARIAs, as well as being a judge for 'Best Entertainment' in 2018.
My previous experience as a Trustee gives me an understanding of the responsibility and vital decision making that is required. During my time as a Trustee in the past, my priorities involved managing relationships with external partners and the appointment of senior members of staff.
During my time as a Trustee of the Northcott Theatre, Exeter, I took the opportunity as the youngest member to implement new programmes to enhance a connection with younger generations. This contributed to the survival of the theatre during difficult financial times. Thus, I can deliver legal and financial governance, and reputation management.
As a young female producer, I hope to bring a fresh perspective to the board. Every day I strive to create outstanding radio in a very crowded industry, and I will bring my desire for achievement to this new role with The Radio Academy.
I have been one of the Radio Academy's 30 under 30 for the last two years and would consider myself to have significant experience and understanding of both the UK audio sector and audio on a global scale.
Though there are movements on a grass roots level, I believe that not enough is being done to ensure fair representation within our industry, to properly nurture up and coming production talent, to protect freelancers or to create equal opportunities across the board, for all ethnicities and genders.
We need more initiatives and open, frank conversations and calls to action that engage all the above.
We need to disrupt the current 'white, male, middle class' lens that our industry has come to be seen through (most noticeably at the APA's in 2018,) because the talent within our industry is vast and dynamic and has the potential to affect change in a hugely positive and creative way.
I think this role requires action, it requires an element of disruption and a new energy and way of seeing.
I'm certain, along with the other trustees, that I can be a vital part in making those things happen.
I have pioneered the specialist music genres of RNB, Hip hop and Drum N Bass with producing those music specialist shows and promoting UK talent to the station, being the programme controller and then managing director of Choice FM and working in the community radio sector running BANG Radio and The Beat London. I have worked abroad in Africa/Nigeria as well as doing numerous outside broadcast around the world promoting the cultural scene, music and artists. I have nurtured and trained British young talent who have found positions in the commercial sector and BBC and have strived to diversify the talent in the working pool in all stations that I have launched and managed. The work is not done, there is much more work to do and I believe that I can be a factor in bringing more people from diverse communities to the British radio/audio sector who have felt excluded or ignored with the wealth of experience that I possess.
Starting as a production assistant on a satirical comedy programme in 1985 I've zigzagged through the ranks as a continuity announcer, researcher, presenter, reporter and radio producer locally and for brief spells at BBC Radio 2 & 5Live.
I am currently a Content Editor and Station Manager for BBC Radio Ulster, working on commissioning and scheduling for the station from in-house and independent producers.
Externally I sit on the Irish Radio Awards Committee and I am involved with the Irish commercial radio training body, Learning Waves, on initiatives that bring radio professionals from all over Ireland together to learn from each other and share experiences.
I've been involved with the Radio Academy on the sidelines for many years through judging and chairing committees for The Sony Awards, Radio Academy Awards and the Arias. I would love to be more closely connected with the Radio Academy and the work it does as I believe that there are developments, experiences and challenges that the connect the radio industry across the board - no matter the scale, location or medium the stations broadcast on. I think it is important that the Academy has a broad representation across the UK and that events and initiatives are accessible and affordable to all Radio Academy members - no matter where they are located.
I later returned to Wave 105, who were highly recognised across the industry and winning major awards. I have lead a hugely successful career, as both a presenter and senior executive, across Celador, Bauer and UKRD.
I was offered a role in Dubai, for the Channel 4 TV and Radio network. During my time there, I was able to ensure that the group returned to the number one position by way of audience figures, in addition to steering the group to its first ever AUD 1m monthly revenue. I was promoted to Station Director and later went onto be MD for UKRD, when poached back to the UK.
I am passionate about radio. I love the position that radio plays across all communities and believe that radio has a great future, in the safe hands of people that care, that understand, that value the importance of creating entertaining radio that impacts, that touches on the emotions, whether it means laughter, anger or tears.
I am proud to say that I have worked with some of the best across the UK, if not the world.
I believe that coupled with my experience, my passion and creativity, I can add significant value to the Radio Academy, especially given my excellent co-leadership of the North East branch, where I was responsible for events.
Each chapter focussed on a different radio station, and there were interviews with people including Mark Radcliffe, Stuart Maconie and Nicholas Parsons. The book was well reviewed and I was invited to several universities to talk to radio and broadcasting students about the importance of radio.
I wrote a theatre show called John Peel's Shed about a box of records I won in a competition on John Peel's Radio 1 show. The show was about what I chose to do with those records, and the role radio plays in people's lives. The show toured extensively across the UK and was adapted for BBC Radio 4. This lead me to work on five more half hour storytelling shows for Radio 4.
As well as writing about (and for) radio I have been involved with radio stations directly. I presented a show on Norwich community station Future Radio from 2012-2014, as well as being involved with fundraising events for the station. I feel I have an extensive knowledge of the way radio works, and a real enthusiasm for all things relating to radio. Hopefully this will be something I can bring to the Radio Academy board.
It was my link to the world outside Nuneaton, as I listened beneath the blankets to the music and - crucially for me - the creative bits in-between that came out of the mono speaker on my Binatone radio/cassette player. It was on this machine (with its tiny built-in mic) that I began to create radio shows from an early age (tapes are available, but there's no way you're having them). Hard graft and tenacity (I was the first in my family to go to university) plus hospital and student radio and an eclectic series of career choices (!) means I have wide experience in writing, presenting, producing and managing (I'm the director of two companies) on a national and local level, and have a knack and proven track record for spotting talent and nurturing it. I bring 25 years of experience in the audio sector (along with 9 Radio Academy, 2 Baftas and many other awards) to the table in a wealth of industry roles. I've worked extensively across BBC, commercial and indie sectors and am a huge believer in diversity of class and education; we should be doing more to encourage people from working-class backgrounds into this incredible, creative business. Having myself benefited from all that the Academy offers up to now, I'd relish the opportunity to help shape it for the future of others, and give something back.
I went on to spend the first part of my career at the BBC, first as a Broadcast Assistant and then as a Broadcast Journalist, working as a producer, reporter, newsreader and presenter.
More recently, I've been working in senior communications jobs and I'm currently Head of PR and Media for a major education organisation which helps young people fulfill their potential. My strategic leadership role includes overseeing in-house and commissioned media production.
I also write about the radio sector on my blog, Capital M, and I make the occasional country music radio show myself.
It's an exciting time for the sector, with developments ranging from new technology like smart speakers to deregulation and brand consolidation creating new opportunities and challenges.
It would be a privilege to help guide the Radio Academy in its great work creating opportunities to help everyone working in the sector to thrive at this time of change.
I'll bring my mix of radio and leadership experience to the role, along with a useful combination of insider knowledge and outside perspective. And, perhaps most importantly, I'll bring a passion for radio that's lasted my whole life.
I'd be hugely grateful for your vote.
I presented my first broadcast radio programme aged 15. I have worked more widely in journalism nationally and internationally, for a variety of platforms. More importantly, I feel, is my commitment to Inclusion which has always underpinned any work I have done or relationship I have developed.
As one of the very few Level 2 independent trainers and practitioners of Cultural Intelligence (CQ) in the UK, and the only one with a media background, I bring a unique practical approach to helping people and organisations move from awareness they need to be better at inclusion, to actual non- tokenistic action. CQ is a measurement and skill that proves and predicts effectiveness working across all areas of diversity.
I have experience as a Trustee; I'm currently on the board of an arts organisation in Derby, QUAD, where I already bring expertise in community engagement and D&I. I am also a Fellow of the RSA, an organisation which promotes culture, arts and fresh thinking.
With my long-standing passion for working in radio, the most intimate and, I believe, the most loved of all media platforms, my ability to help the Radio Academy to be progressive and lead the industry in its approach to Inclusion, and my familiarity as a Trustee, I humbly submit myself for your consideration.
I had my first work experience at Downtown Radio and Cool FM and have made programmes for BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, 5 live, Asian Network, Liberty, Thames Radio, FLR and Townland in Northern Ireland many years ago!
I am currently the Group Programme Director for Communicorp UK's stations. I have led our Capital, Heart, Smooth and XS Manchester stations to record RAJAR numbers, currently reaching an audience of over 3.4m listeners with over 25m listening hours.
I'm an active supporter of the Radio Academy and am chair of the Wales branch. Having been Radio 1's Student Radio Association liaison for 7 years, I brought my knowledge and appreciation of the organisation to my current role, and established Communicorp UK's Next Generation programme to encourage SRA members to visit our stations around the UK and gain a greater understanding of commercial radio.
I regularly speak at SRA training days across the UK and coordinate Communicorp UK's support of the I Love Student Radio Awards.
Being a trustee of the Radio Academy and having input to the key events in the radio calendar is something that I would love. I have a wide understanding of the UK radio market and my skills, experience, contacts and passion for the industry will be beneficial in helping shape the strategic direction of the Academy.
Representing on-air talent, be they speech, sport or music presenters, gives me insight and affords me opportunities in the radio industry that will be of value to the Academy.
With the recent OFCOM policy change on 'Localness', opportunities for new talent to enter the radio industry will get even tougher than they already are. The Academy has worked tirelessly to help open doors, particularly through the 30 Under 30 programme, and I can add strong talent management perspective to the Trustees as we enter these testing times. It is imperative that radio continues to find ways to nurture on-air talent - without it, stations become bland jukeboxes.
I currently represent talent across BBC, Wireless Group, Bauer, Communicorp and Global stations, with many Aria Award winners on my roster. In addition, I work with the BBC, representing presenters and other agents with regard the HMRC IR35 legislation change.
I am proud to work in radio. In my opinion, it is the most crucial and personal media, providing fundamental connections for individuals from the most isolated corners of the country to the busiest streets of our major cities.
The work of the Academy makes better and more authentic radio. It would be an honour to be a Trustee and utilise my extensive experience and passion to help this vital industry continue to prosper.
I somehow ended up in Blaenavon on a RSL called Wham Radio which was on 1449khz. I had a day on CSN Radio in Cardiff Bay on a light ship, a weekend on a RSL in Oxford. NHSound, hospital radio in Abergavenny was my next home, where again I became program controller.
I then was on Radio Tircoed in Swansea, a community station where I think I ended up doing more than I thought I could, from setting up Myriad to being program controller and the hardest thing I had to do while there - give a close friend their marching orders, something I did not want to do and hated doing.
From there it was to an online community station, Radio Mumbles, that didn 't last long due to lack of interest. One good thing about there was if we run short of tea we didn 't have far to go, we were in a room above the co-op.
After I left Tircoed I went down to Bro Radio where I started a show called 'In The Groove ' which I also paid to get on to DAB via Upload Radio.
I had a month in Manchester in 2015, Asian Sound Radio, I did a one hour show on there, which was different.
As I type, I am wondering if and when radio will be calling my name again.
I am passionate about broadcasting in all versions of audio (linear, digital) and lead a large team of audio passionate production heads!
I have a love for popular culture and adore the creation of the best content for the right audience.
Currently I am Daytime Editor at BBC Radio 2 - for the last 2 years I have been the editor of The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, Ken Bruce, Steve Wright In The Afternoon, Steve Wright 's Sunday Love Songs, Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley. In 2019 I am launching with my production team new shows from Zoe Ball, Sara Cox and Jo Whiley. In March I will be the (acting) Head of Production for Radio 2 and 6 Music, covering Lorna Clarke for a 6 month attachment where I will oversee all in-house programmes, podcasts and teams for Radio 2 and 6 Music. I am the BBC Radio lead for Glastonbury coverage under the BBC Music.
I have worked across a number of shows- from work experience to Steve Lamacq, a Broadcast Assistant for Sara Cox, a producer for Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, at Radio 1, an executive producer for Graham Norton, Paul O 'Grady, Lauren Laverne, Cerys Matthews & Jarvis Cocker amongst others.
Additionally, I am on the working group for the BBC/ PRS Foundation Keychange initiative working alongside key external stakeholders, as well as a committee member at the Allbright Club
Between 1981 - 1996 I was one of the few dedicated producers in commercial radio which included producing local and international outside broadcasts, annual charity fundraising weekends, presenter training and identifying new talent; two teenagers I identified and produced went onto present drive/breakfast at large London and Manchester stations. From 1996 I concentrated working on projects in the public sector with the delivery and successful pilot of one of the first Government Digital online services. In 2016/17 I returned to the industry working with the former Academy CEO. The objective was to explore giving members the opportunity to showcase their skills/creativity by devising a national radio campaign for a good cause (loneliness, homeliness etc.) with the winning entry broadcast.
Trustee: I have had a varied career which has enabled me to innovate, manage and deliver change. The new Chair has an ambition which includes developing a physical presence of the Academy, improving diversity and unifying the industry.
Working with fellow trustees , I would like to use my skills, experience and tenacity to:
- Support and deliver the Ambition;
-Further utilise the creative talent of our membership; and
-Regularly share knowledge/skills of our member networks by improved use of technology.
Beginning as an Account Manager at Radio Trent in Nottingham (1992) and developing my career into local and then regional leadership and more latterly into a full time people development role as Regional Training & Development Director at Global Radio (2009). I brought this experience then to two leading Outdoor Media companies, JC Decaux and then Clear Channel , to establish and develop their Direct Sales operations. For the past 3 years I have been working independently as a business coach and trainer, also establishing a private therapy practice.
My belief, born out by experience, is that supported, learning and encouraged people perform at their very best. Having had many years juggling limited resources and the demands of varying stakeholders with the stewardship of people, I believe I am well placed to provide realistic as well as people centric support to the Radio Academy and it's role in the audio sector.
The nature of my own business also means I am free to attend meetings and events related to this role with ease.
Having worked closely with operations, marketing and sales in developing and evaluating both current and future projects and initiatives. I have been involved in the full spectrum of work from strategic to operational, identifying and managing risks and opportunities on the way and delivering customer centric solutions.
The three main sectors I have worked in are Retail, Financial Services and Education. Having held positions at Boots, Next, Capital One, The University of Leicester, Mars and currently HSBC as Head of Cost & Performance (Europe). I also have an MBA from the University of Nottingham.
Outside of work I am passionate about Music, Radio and the Arts, I am a frequent gig, festival and gallery attendee. My tastes are varied and cross many genres, currently I am on the board at Primary, an Arts based charity in Nottingham. I have a wide network of colleagues and friends in many sectors, including Radio One Extra and the BBC.
Whilst I may lack direct experience of the radio sector, I believe I have a considerable amount of transferable skills to offer, along with a passion for the Arts and a wide network of colleagues and friends. I feel that these three areas will enable me to develop, add value and support lasting positive change for the sector.
On a daily basis I am coaching presenters and other staff on how to deliver quality storytelling to target audiences.
I won Bronze at the British Podcast Awards for Radio Podcast of the Year 2017, was inducted into the 30 under 30 class of 2017 and judged a category at the 2018 ARIAS.
I love storytelling across multiple platforms and enjoy the academic side of this industry. I embrace the newest technologies and am keen to play a role and have a say, in the future of radio/audio platforms.
I've been at the forefront of technological changes, website redesigns, station rebrands and all other modern facets of radio transformation. I believe I'm very well placed to give advice and If I was to receive a role I'd ensure that I provide quality input and a fresh perspective.
I'd be honoured to become a trustee and wish to take full advantage of the opportunity, should it come my way.
From 2008 he spent 3 years as a member of the Radio Centre board. Today he's an Account Manager with Arqiva looking after the transmission interests of nearly 40 radio businesses from large groups with national and local interests to small scale one off local independents.
He's as energised and enthusiastic about radio as he has ever been especially finding and giving new talent the support they need to establish a career in the radio industry in whichever role that may be. Steve says, "with the emergence of so many new radio stations it's vital that we encourage and develop talent both in front of and behind the microphone, and the need to do that has possibly never been greater than today. Steve's commitment if elected as a trustee will be to use his experience, energy and enthusiasm in whichever way is required for the greater good of the radio industry.
My current role has given me a fantastic insight into how the radio and audio sectors are changing, and given me an opportunity to contribute to this - whether by developing the strategy for BBC Radio networks, the new BBC Sounds audio product, or through my work as a Board Member for Radioplayer and Digital Radio UK, alongside colleagues from commercial radio. As part of my day to day work, I work with all parts of BBC Radio, commercial radio, industry bodies and international broadcasters.
It's an incredibly exciting time to be working in radio and audio and I am absolutely committed to ensuring that the sector remains vibrant, and believe that the Radio Academy is vital to this success - a crucial forum to showcase the finest creativity, ideas and innovation, and a platform to develop industry access, skills and the radio talent of the future.
If appointed as a Trustee, I would work tirelessly to help ensure that the Radio Academy continues to be a fantastic organisation for its members and makes a positive impact on the wider industry.
I am Tony Patti with proven success in media and operations management. I am skilled in regulatory compliance, commanding strategies, and tactical plans for improvement of broadcasting service and media and I'm a real peoples person.
Radio Management Consultant/Director. Experienced and Award Winning Celebrity Broadcaster. Expertise and a wealth of experience in successfully building, designing launching, and developing radio stations world-wide.
An experienced broadcast and technical consultant on all aspects of radio operations, Training & Coaching Talent, Outside broadcasts, events and broadcasting. Launching, developing and increasing listenership and sales revenues.
I am a dedicated professional with expertise in radio management and consultancy with comprehensive knowledge to train team members for the enhancement of capabilities. I am determined to evaluate and suggest service solutions in line with needs and requirements of organisations. I implement strategies backed by academic excellence to support digital broadcasting management. I have a capability to materialize technical support operations and new procedures, technologies to mobilise radio programmes and commercials for listeners.
My Compliance expertise.
Stations Licenses acquired for 12 radio station in the UK & world-wide
Gained sponsorship and managed execution of large high capacity events.
12 stations launched world-wide including: UK, Mauritius, Sri-Lanka, Africa, Dubai