Lord Tony Hall is chair of Frontline. He was a member of a House of Lords select committee looking at youth unemployment that reported in November 2021. He is also a trustee of The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and sits on the advisory board for the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Qwilt.
Tony is former chair of the National Gallery and former president of the European Broadcasting Union, championing public service media across the world. Between 2013 and September 2020, he was director-general of the BBC overseeing all the BBC’s services across the UK and around the world. Tony first joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1973 and, as director of news and current affairs, launched many of the BBC’s most popular digital services.
From 2001 to 2013 he was chief executive of the Royal Opera House, bringing financial stability, supporting new artists, and developing new audiences. He was a non-exec board member for Channel 4 Television and was later appointed deputy chair of Channel 4 in 2012. In 2004 Tony was appointed inaugural chair of the industry-led Creative & Cultural Skills, introducing the first formal creative apprenticeships as well as new online careers guidance for emerging talent. In 2009 he joined the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and was appointed chair of the Cultural Olympiad Board.
Tony was awarded a CBE in 2006 and was made a life peer in 2010. He sits on the crossbenches in the House of Lords.
Meet the rest of my team
Andy has been chief executive of TACT (The Adolescent and Children’s Trust) since September 2014.
Sukriti qualified as a social worker in 1992. Her social work career has spanned across children in need, child protection, looked after children, fostering and adoption and quality assurance.
Oliver is director of the UK legal team responsible for credit restructuring at Barclays Bank PLC.
Michael is the deputy chief executive of Ark. He was previously a junior partner at McKinsey & Company and co-led its education practice in the UK.
Andrew has given ongoing support for Frontline since an early stage in 2010. Andrew formerly served as minister for schools and was a senior Number 10 adviser on education.
Jacob is a partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group, where he leads the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications practice for London, Amsterdam and Brussels.
Jeremy is a chartered accountant and is involved with various organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Tim is the corporate director of children and young people for the London Borough of Newham.
Sir John Timpson CBE
John is the chairman and owner of Timpson, a UK shoe repair chain with over 2000 shops. Timpson is recognised for its creative approach to employee engagement and innovative work helping ex-offenders.
Sue is chief operating officer of Mumsnet, the UK’s most popular website for parenting advice, and has worked there since 2011.
Cordula is a Frontline fellow and a social care manager within children and family services.
Lord Tony Hall is chair of Frontline.