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Michael Grade, Michael Grade, Chairman of Pinewood Shepperton Film Studios Plc, Ocado Plc and James Grant Group Ltd

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The Third Magdalene College – Investec Lecture in Business

Michael Grade, CBE Chairman of Pinewood Shepperton Film Studios Plc, Ocado Plc and James Grant Group Ltd

“Public Interest in Television” In this thought provoking lecture, Michael Grade will put forward a radical proposal to ensure plurality within the current broadcasting landscape.

Sir Humphrey Cripps Theatre, Cripps Court, Magdalene College Wednesday 24 November 2010, 5.45pm – 7.30pm Reception to follow in the Denis Murphy Gallery, Cripps Court

Short biography: Born in London in 1943, Michael Grade was educated at Stowe and St Dunstan’s College. After working as a sports columnist on the Daily Mirror, he was appointed joint MD of the London Management talent agency. In 1973, he became Head of Entertainment and Director of Programmes at LWT , leaving in 1981 to become President of Embassy Television in the USA . He moved back to London in 1984 to join the BBC , first as Controller of BBC1 , then as Director of Programmes in 1986 and Managing Director BBC Television Designate in 1987. Michael Grade left the BBC in 1987 to become Chief Executive of Channel 4, a post he held for almost 10 years. He left in 1997 to become Chairman and Chief Executive of The First Leisure Corporation. He became Chairman of Pinewood Shepperton Film Studios Plc in 2000, and of the national lottery operator Camelot. In 2004, Michael Grade relinquished the Chairmanship of Camelot to become Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors. He left the BBC in 2007 to become Executive Chairman of ITV Plc, a post he held until the end of 2009.

Thanks to our sponsor Investec, the event is free. However seats are limited, and will be allocated on a “first registered, first served” basis. Registration in advance is required before 18 November 2010 by e-mailing magdalenelecture@jbs.cam.ac.uk

This talk is part of the Magdalene College - Investec Lecture in Business series.

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