Greg Dyke OBE

Since the 1960s, Greg has had a long career in the United Kingdom in print and then broadcast journalism.

He is credited with introducing 'tabloid' television to British broadcasting, and reviving the ratings of TV-am. In the 1990s, he held Chief Executive positions at LWT Group, Pearson Television and Channel 5.

He was Director-General of the BBC from January 2000 until 29 January 2004 and he is the Chairman of children's television company HiT Entertainment and has been Chancellor of the University of York since 2004.

Greg’s niece, Sue, is the recipient of hearing dog Jasmine.