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Sam Jackson

Member of the Board and Company

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Sam Jackson is Controller of Music for BBC Radio 3, leading the strategy for classical music across the BBC. Sam will also be leading on the delivery of the annual BBC Proms, the world’s biggest classical music festival, ensuring the network and the BBC Proms remain at the forefront of cultural life in the UK and across the world.

Sam has worked in the radio industry for over 15 years, latterly in charge of three national radio brands: Classic FM, Smooth Radio and Gold. His role encompassed international marketing, content creation, brand expansion, digital innovation and strategic as  communication, collaborating with many of the world’s leading musicians in their respective fields.

In addition to being a member of the board of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Sam is a trustee of the Young Classical Artists Trust and a Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society Council.