Greg Dyke has held some truly notable roles; Director General of the BBC, Chairman of the British Film Institute, former Chairman of the Football Association. This diverse and accomplished background makes Greg Dyke an authoritative speaker on all aspects of business and leadership.
Greg Dyke is the former Director-General of the BBC and a media expert having also worked with the LWT group, Pearson Television, The Football Association and Channel 5. He is an adept business keynote speaker; his speeches involve lessons on leadership and the methods he used to improve the BBC.
Greg graduated from York University with a degree in Politics, after University he started working as a journalist before he began his broadcasting career with London Weekend Television. Greg started working for LWT in 1987 as the Director of Programmes and a few years later he was promoted to Group Chief Executive. During his time at LWT he was in charge of launching ‘The Six O’clock Show’ presented by Janet Street Porter and Danny Baker, this show was considered to be the first British tabloid TV show. Greg’s media career went from strength to strength; he became the Chief Executive of Pearson Television and was involved in the creation of Channel 5 and became the networks first Chairman. During this time, Greg was also the Chairman of the Independent Television Association and GMTV.
In 2000 Greg was offered a job that would boost his career even further, he became the Director General of the BBC. Greg was well liked among staff at the BBC and known for taking chances where his predecessors did not. During his time at the BBC, Greg accomplished a great deal; he introduced six new BBC Channels, which were available on Freeview and Sky. The main issue that Greg found with the BBC was that it was predominantly white; therefore he made it his mission to include people from all ethnic backgrounds. Gregg left the BBC in 2004 after the controversy caused by the Hutton Inquiry.
Since leaving the BBC, Gregg was the Chancellor of the University of York and the Chairman of HIT a production company specialising in programmes for children under the age of five. Gregg is also Fellow of the Royal Television Society and a non-executive Chairman of Brentwood Football Club. He was also the former chairman of The Football Association (FA).
In 2008, Gregg became the Chairman of the British Film Institute. Gregg wrote his autobiography which was published in 2004.
Greg appears as a panellist on Sky News’ The Pledge, another accolade4 to add to his long and successful career in print and broadcast journalism.
As a speaker, Gregg is entertaining and accomplished; he speaks to audiences about his experience working in the media and leading teams within large organisations. He is an ideal choice for any corporate event.