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Michael Grade, Lord Grade of Yarmouth, is Printing Charity’s 2023 president

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The Printing Charity has announced that Michael Grade, Lord Grade of Yarmouth CBE, chair of Ofcom, has accepted the charity’s invitation to become its president for 2023.


Lord Grade said, ‘Having started my career as a print journalist, I am a great believer in the power of print as a communication channel, which is seen in all aspects of our everyday lives. I am very pleased to be involved with the Printing Charity, and am looking forward to supporting its crucial work providing practical, emotional and financial support to everyone in the print, packaging, paper, publishing and graphic arts sectors.’


Lord Grade began his career in 1960 as a journalist and sports columnist at the Daily Mirror, and since then has worked across the UK’s major broadcasters, as controller of BBC One, chief executive of Channel 4, chair of the BBC and executive chair of ITV. He has also held the positions of chief executive at First Leisure, and chair of Pinewood Studios.


He has been chair of the Charity Fundraising Regulator, and of the Media Museum Bradford; and was a trustee of the Science Museum.


Printing Charity chair Jon Wright said, ‘We are delighted that Lord Grade has agreed to support the charity as our 2023 president and the keynote speaker at our annual luncheon, an event now in its 194th year. He is the latest member of a distinguished line of past charity presidents, including most recently George Osborne CH.’


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