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Speaker Biography

Dame Jenny Abramsky

Jenny Abramsky joined the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund as Chair in October 2008.

She was previously a member of the BBC Executive Board as Director of BBC Audio & Music, with responsibility for all BBC national radio networks, for the BBC’s digital radio services, and for music across television, radio, online and live events.

She has spent her working life at the BBC, where she was the Editor of the Today programme on Radio 4; Editor of News and Current Affairs on Radio. She created and launched BBC Radio Five Live, BBC News Online and BBC News 24 as well as commissioning five digital radio stations.

Dame Abramsky is Chair of the University of London’s Board of Trustees, Chair of the Hampstead Theatre, Deputy Chair of Governors of the Royal Ballet, a Trustee of the Central School of Ballet and of the Shakespeare Schools Festival. Previously she served as Governor of the British Film Institute and on the
Economic Social and Research Council.


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