Chair of leading humanitarian charity to speak at London Met

Clive Jones CBE, Disasters Emergency Committee Chair will provide insights on one of the UK’s leading humanitarian charities.

Date: 22 September 2015

Clive Jones CBE, Chair of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), will provide an exclusive look at the emergency response organisation at a special event at London Metropolitan University on 24 September 2015.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and is open to all University staff, students, and alumni as well as members of the public.

DEC is a unique organisation, a collective of thirteen independent aid agencies and independent trustees, which springs into action at times of humanitarian crisis.

The charity has raised more than £75 million following the recent earthquake in Nepal, £37 million to stop the spread of Ebola and £97 million to mitigate the effects of the hurricane that swept through the Philippines in its latest appeals.

Jones has been Chairman of the Board of Trustees with DEC since 2011 and has a close relationship to the University, holding the post as chair of the Board of Governors since 2010.

Originally from Wales, Jones has had an incredible career; working as a print journalist for eight years before joining the newsdesk at Yorkshire Television in 1978 beginning his 36 year career in broadcast journalism.

He went on to become Managing Director of the ITV Network, CEO of Carlton Television, Managing Director of Central Television and Managing Director of the London News Network and, until 2007, he was the Chief Executive of ITV News and Regions making him the longest serving senior executive in ITV.

Jones has put his years of expertise to good use, supporting many organisations who develop media careers through education. He was the chair of Skillset, the sector skills council for television, film, publishing and new media, for eight years.

As well as helping to develop the media industry through education Jones founded and chaired the ground-breaking Cultural Diversity Network for two years and sits on the board of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank.

In 2007 Jones received the Gold Medal by the Royal Television Society and in the same year was awarded a CBE for his services to broadcasting.

Since his appointment with as Chairman of the Board of Trustees with DEC in 2011 Jones has been leading the board who are responsible for the charity’s direction, strategic goals, financial stability and delivering the charitable outcomes that have been set up.

In this exclusive lecture Jones will provide an insight into how the DEC works and how it raises so much money for people in need.

Tickets are free for London Met staff, students and alumni and are available through eventbrite. Click here for tickets.


London Metropolitan University
Henry Thomas Room
166-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB 

Thursday, 24 September 2015 6.30pm