Tony Hall has been the BBC’s Director General since April 2013. He is the 16th Director-General of the BBC.
In 2018 he was elected President of the European Broadcasting Union, a post he took up in January of 2019.
Prior to this, from 2001 to 2013, Lord Hall was Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House; and Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC from 1993 to 2001. He sat on the Channel 4 Board for eight years and was Deputy Chairman between February 2012 and November 2012.
In 2009, he was asked by the Government and the Mayor of London to establish and chair the Cultural Olympiad Board and also joined the board of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He is a Trustee of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, one of the UK’s largest independent grant-giving organisations; an Ambassador for the Creative Industries Federation; a Board Member of 14-18 Now, a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. He is a former Vice President of the Royal Television Society.
He was awarded a CBE in 2006 and was made a life peer in 2010. He sits on the crossbenches in the House of Lords.