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Lord Michael Grade

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Business & Media Speaker

Lord Michael Grade is the former controller of BBC1, CEO of Channel 4 and former Executive Chairman of ITV and a highly respected business speaker on the media.

From working at London Weekend Television, Lord Grade has had a distinguished career across the leading television networks in the UK including being controller of BBC1, and later chairman of the BBC.

He is now a non-executive Chairman of Pinewood and Shepperton Film Studios and was previously a non-executive chairman of Ocado, the online food retailer.

Lord Grade also oversaw the successful restructuring of First Leisure and is a Director of his beloved Charlton Athletic.

As a TV presenter, he has presented BBC4’s The Story of Tom Thumb and Goodbye from Television Centre. His documentaries appearances include The World’s Oldest Joke, The Story of Variety, History of the Pantomime Dame, and The Story of Music Hall.

He has also hosted BBC4’s Don Black: A Life in Song and BBC2’s Tim Rice: A Life in Song, the latter broadcast on Christmas Day 2014.


Lord Michael Grade is invited to speak on a number of topics and can share incredible insights into the cross-section of business and showbiz, educating audiences on market leadership, strategy and business change. Speaking topics include –

• TV & Media world
• Talent-driven businesses
• Management skills,
• Business Change & Strategy