Liz Forgan

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Dame Elizabeth Anne Lucy Forgan, DBE (born 31 August 1944) is an English journalist, and radio and television executive.wikipedia
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The Guardian

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She was editor of The Guardian's women's pages from 1978 to 1982, a Guardian columnist during 1997 and 1998, becoming a non-executive director of the Guardian Media Group from 1998.
Dame Liz Forgan, chair of the Scott Trust, reassured staff that the purposes of the new company remained the same as under the previous arrangements.

Benenden School

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Forgan was educated at Benenden School, Kent, and St Hugh's College, Oxford, then an all-female college.

Women's page

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She was editor of The Guardian's women's pages from 1978 to 1982, a Guardian columnist during 1997 and 1998, becoming a non-executive director of the Guardian Media Group from 1998.

Television Centre, London

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She left the BBC in February 1996 over a disagreement with John Birt, then BBC Director General, over the decision to move BBC Radio News from Broadcasting House to Television Centre.
The decision to move radio news to this building was attributed to Director General John Birt, a move that was resisted by the managing director of BBC Radio, Liz Forgan, who resigned after failing to dissuade the governors.

Scott Trust Limited

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Forgan was appointed the sixth chairman of The Scott Trust in 2003, the owner of the Guardian newspapers.
The current chair of the Scott Trust Board is Alex Graham, who replaced Liz Forgan in 2016.

Arts Council England

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In February 2009 Forgan became Chair of Arts Council England, the first woman to head the British arts funding organisation.

Jill Tweedie

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She is commemorated in a group portrait at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG6247) with fellow Guardian Women's Page contributors Mary Stott, Polly Toynbee, Posy Simmonds and Liz Forgan.

Kent

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Forgan was educated at Benenden School, Kent, and St Hugh's College, Oxford, then an all-female college.

St Hugh's College, Oxford

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Forgan was educated at Benenden School, Kent, and St Hugh's College, Oxford, then an all-female college.

Archant

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She initially worked on newspapers starting with the Teheran Journal as Arts Editor 1967-68, at the Hampstead and Highgate Express (1969–74), and on London's Evening Standard (1974–78, and later as a columnist 1997-98).

Evening Standard

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She initially worked on newspapers starting with the Teheran Journal as Arts Editor 1967-68, at the Hampstead and Highgate Express (1969–74), and on London's Evening Standard (1974–78, and later as a columnist 1997-98).

Guardian Media Group

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She was editor of The Guardian's women's pages from 1978 to 1982, a Guardian columnist during 1997 and 1998, becoming a non-executive director of the Guardian Media Group from 1998.

Commissioning editor

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Forgan was a founding commissioning editor and then Director of Programmes at the UK's Channel 4 from 1981 to 1990.

Channel 4

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Forgan was a founding commissioning editor and then Director of Programmes at the UK's Channel 4 from 1981 to 1990.

BBC Radio 5 Live

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She joined the BBC in 1993 to become Managing Director, BBC Network Radio where she developed the format for BBC Radio Five Live and launched the DAB digital radio service.

Digital Audio Broadcasting

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She joined the BBC in 1993 to become Managing Director, BBC Network Radio where she developed the format for BBC Radio Five Live and launched the DAB digital radio service.

John Birt, Baron Birt

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She left the BBC in February 1996 over a disagreement with John Birt, then BBC Director General, over the decision to move BBC Radio News from Broadcasting House to Television Centre.

Broadcasting House

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She left the BBC in February 1996 over a disagreement with John Birt, then BBC Director General, over the decision to move BBC Radio News from Broadcasting House to Television Centre.

National Heritage Memorial Fund

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Between 2001 and 2008 Forgan was the Chair of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund.

National Lottery Heritage Fund

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Between 2001 and 2008 Forgan was the Chair of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund.

Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

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She is also board member of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, Trustee of the Royal Anniversary Trust, a former Board Member of the British Film Institute, a Trustee of the Media Trust and of the Phoenix Trust, and Chair of the Churches Conservation Trust.

Queen's Anniversary Prize

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She is also board member of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, Trustee of the Royal Anniversary Trust, a former Board Member of the British Film Institute, a Trustee of the Media Trust and of the Phoenix Trust, and Chair of the Churches Conservation Trust.

British Film Institute

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She is also board member of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, Trustee of the Royal Anniversary Trust, a former Board Member of the British Film Institute, a Trustee of the Media Trust and of the Phoenix Trust, and Chair of the Churches Conservation Trust.

Media Trust

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She is also board member of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, Trustee of the Royal Anniversary Trust, a former Board Member of the British Film Institute, a Trustee of the Media Trust and of the Phoenix Trust, and Chair of the Churches Conservation Trust.

Churches Conservation Trust

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She is also board member of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, Trustee of the Royal Anniversary Trust, a former Board Member of the British Film Institute, a Trustee of the Media Trust and of the Phoenix Trust, and Chair of the Churches Conservation Trust.