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Media Trust, today announced that Kamal Ahmed, BBC Economics Editor and long-time Media Trust volunteer, is joining the Media Trust board of trustees.
Kamal first became involved in the work of the Media Trust when he was Media Editor at the Observer, and has volunteered at many Media Trust charity events, speaking about media skills, as well as mentoring young people that Media Trust supports through its youth media activity. He will be chairing the Media Trust’s event, From Brief to Output in One Day, at Adweek Europe 2017, taking place on 23 March.
Caroline Diehl MBE, Founder and Patron of Media Trust, said: “Kamal will be such a great asset to Media Trust’s board, and brings wide experience across the print, broadcast and digital media sector, as well as having been involved in Media Trust as a volunteer advisor and mentor over so many years. I am thrilled that he has taken on this key role."
Richard Eyre, Chair of Media Trust’s board of trustees, said: “Kamal will bring a unique mix of experience to the board, has supported Media Trust over many years now, and has engaged in many different ways with our work. This is a great appointment."
Media Trust’s unique relationship with the media industry enables it to support the UK charity sector through a blend of communications training, mentors and media volunteers. Founded in 1994, the Media Trust has been instrumental in helping tens of thousands of charities, community groups and young people to develop their communications skills and tell their stories.
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