Airmic 2017: Andrew Marr to give closing speech

Published on Fri, 27/01/2017 - 13:17
Andrew Marr
Andrew Marr

BBC journalist and broadcaster Andrew Marr will be giving the closing keynote speech at Airmic's annual conference in June, the association has revealed.

Marr hosts BBC 1's Andrew Marr Show and presents Start The Week on Radio 4, while occasionally appearing as himself in Doctor Who. He spent five years as BBC political editor, becoming known for his unpretentious and friendly style, and was previously editor of The Independent.

As well as presenting a number of TV shows on history, politics and society, Marr has published books, including The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People and A History of the World. He has won numerous awards for writing and broadcasting.

This is the first major announcement for the conference line-up, and Airmic will be releasing more details in coming weeks.

The annual conference, the highlight of the risk management calendar, will take place on 12-14 June at the ICC Birmingham. To register a place, visit the conference website. Places are free to all Airmic members.