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Chair of Council

Patrick Younge
Patrick Younge

Patrick Younge (BSc 1987) is one of the UK’s leading media figures with an international career in the world of television and media.

Currently a non-executive Director for ITV Studios, Pat is a former Chief Creative Officer for BBC Television Production where he led over 3000 staff responsible for some of the UK’s biggest shows including Natural History, Dr Who, Strictly Come Dancing and Top Gear. Prior to that he was President/General manager of US cable network, Travel Channel Media, where he led a turnaround in ratings, revenue and reputation which culminated in being valued at $1bn when sold in 2009.

Pat is also a Founding Member of VC partnership, Impact X Capital, which focusses on entrepreneurs from minority backgrounds, and an investor/director at podcast powerhouse, Unedited. He manages his consultancy services and creative projects through his own company, Skin In The Game Studios Ltd.  He has also worked for BBC News, BBC Sport, ITV, and Channel 4, and co-founded 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. He was awarded an Honorary D.Litt by the University in 2022.

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.