Marcus Ryder

Marcus Ryder Speaker

Marcus Ryder Head of External Consultancies

Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity

Marcus Ryder is the Head of External Consultancies at the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity which was set up to explore and increase diversity across the industry including journalism, acting, film, TV and radio in both front-of-house and behind the scenes roles. The Centre has worked with all the UK major Public Service Broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

He has been at the forefront of the campaign to increase diversity in the media industry for the last ten years. Giving oral evidence to both the House of Commons and House of Lords select committees on media diversity. In 2021 he co-authored the book “Access All Areas - The diversity manifesto for TV and beyond” with Sir Lenny Henry.

 He has spent over 25 years working in the media across the world including the UK, China and Malaysia; and eight years as a senior executive at the BBC, winning numerous industry awards - from Baftas to Royal Television Society Awards and Foreign Press Association Awards. He has previously held the position of Chair of the Royal Television Society Diversity Committee and is currently a trustee at the Press Pad Charitable Foundation.

Most recently he was appointed Chair of RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts), the UK’s leading drama education institute.

A keen amateur runner, he has completed 20 marathons on every continent except Antarctica.

Join us

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2021 Annual Conference.

Be sure to mark your calendar and join us on 5 - 7 July 2021.

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