The Royal Television Society has announced the appointment of eight Vice Presidents, including Baroness Doreen Lawrence and Lord (Tony) Hall, Director General of the BBC.
The other appointments are David Abraham (CEO, C4); Lord (Melvyn) Bragg; Adam Crozier (CEO, ITV); Armando Iannucci; Ian Jones (CEO, S4C); and Gavin Patterson (CEO, BT).
The appointments reflect the respect in which they are held within the media industry and the wider community. Although the position is, technically, honorary, the Society is grateful for the support it receives from its Vice Presidents in attending Society events and helping lead debate on key issues in the media industry.
John Smith (formerly CEO of BBC World) and Mark Thompson (former Director General, BBC) have both stood down as Vice Presidents and the Society thanks them for the valuable support over many years.
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