Chair of Council
Patrick Younge (BSc 1987) is one of the UK’s leading media figures with an international career in the world of television and media.
He is a former Chief Creative Officer for BBC Television Production, leading over 3000 staff working across UK locations and creating some of the UK’s biggest shows including Natural History, Dr Who, Strictly Come Dancing and Top Gear.
Prior to his role with BBC Television Production, he was recruited by Discovery Communications Inc. to turn around an American television network.
He has also worked for BBC News, BBC Sport, ITV, and Channel 4, and co-founded and remains co-Managing Director of Cardiff Productions Ltd, a content production company based in Cardiff.
In 2007, he was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Television Society and has been selected by the Powerlist as one of the 100 most influential Black people in Britain on six occasions.
He was an independent Governor and Vice-Chair of the Board at the University of West London, as well as a member of a number of its sub-committees.
As well as being an alumnus of the University (graduating with a BSc in Mineral Exploitation), Patrick is also a former President of both the University’s Athletic Union and the Students’ Union as well as Vice-President, Education of the National Union of Students (NUS).
Patrick was appointed Chair of Council in January 2022. He is also a member of Finance and Resources Committee, Governance Committee and Remuneration Committee.