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Theresa Wise

Theresa Wise

Theresa Wise is Chief Executive of the Royal Television Society – Britain’s leading forum for television and related media.

She has been in the position since 2013 and has led a transformation of the society to become a vibrant, contemporary organisation reflecting the industry and public which it serves.  Theresa also serves on the Board of IBC where she is Chair of RemCom. 

Theresa was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Broadcasting in the 2024 New Year Honours List.

Prior to this she founded T Wise Consulting Ltd which provided strategic advice to media, telecoms and technology clients (UK and internationally).   Her clients included international cable operators, television (pay and FTA) and digital organisations as well as an English Premier League football club, Abu Dhabi Media and IBC. She published articles focused on areas such as connected television and social media valuations as well as being called on to comment on media and comms company deals and results by the BBC, Sky and CNBC.

Previously, Theresa was at The Walt Disney Company where she was Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). 

Theresa joined Disney from Accenture where she was Partner in the Media and Entertainment practice.  

Previously, Theresa served in strategy, marketing and sales roles for Deloitte Consulting, BT, British Aerospace Communications and British Satellite Broadcasting.

Theresa graduated from Oxford University and received her M.B.A. from London Business School.