Broadcast Businessman & Conservative Peer
Michael Grade has had a long and distinguished career in broadcasting, encompassing London Weekend Television, the BBC, ITV, as well as over nine years as Chief Executive of Channel Four Television.
In May 2004 he was appointed Chairman of the BBC, succeeding
Gavyn Davies, resigning in November 2006 when his appointment as Executive Chairman of ITV was announced, a post he relinquished in 2009.
He is non-executive Chairman of Pinewood and Shepperton Film Studios, non-executive Chairman of Infinity Creative Media and a non-executive Director of WRG, a creative communications company based in Manchester.
He is a lay member of the Press Complaints Commission. He is also a Trustee of the National Museum of Science and Industry and is Chair of the Media Museum in Bradford.
In January 2011 he became the Conservative Peer, Lord Grade of Yarmouth.