New members wanted to join Radio Academy Board of Trustees

If you ever wanted to be on the Board of Trustees at the Radio Academy, now is the time to nominate yourself.

The body is seeking three members to put themselves forward and is encouraging people from all personal and professional backgrounds to apply, and particularly welcomes applications by colleagues from minority groups to make sure all sectors of the industry are represented.

Every year, the three longest-serving Radio Academy trustees stand down from the board to make room for new blood, so the three Trustees standing down at this election are Sam Bailey, Ahmed Hussein and Stephanie Hirst.

Trustees determine the strategic direction of The Academy, as well as providing the legal and financial governance required by the Charity Commission.

They are expected to play an active role in creating, planning and implementing Radio Academy initiatives, as well as attending a minimum of six board meetings per year in London. They should bring with them significant experience and understanding of the UK audio sector.

Radio Academy Chair of Trustees Yvonne Thompson thanked the outgoing board members, saying: “The entire board has worked incredibly hard in 2019, and I’m so proud that we have such a passionate group of Trustees. I’d like to give particular thanks to those who are stepping down – for donating their time, experience, knowledge and effort to make the Radio Academy what it is today. The opportunity created by their departure is for three new Trustees to bring fresh energy to this hugely committed group.”

Anyone interested in nominating themselves for election should email a 250-word nomination and a recent photograph to 

The Radio Academy says nominations should be suitable for publication, and should explain your background and why you’d like to be a Trustee.

Nominations close on 12th January 2020 and everyone who nominates themselves will be included shortly after in an election run on the Radio Academy website.