The Editorial Advisory Board members are selected to provide a range of journalistic and editorial skills in different media.
The Board has a dual role. Its first responsibility is to advise the Trust about all editorial matters, including the formulation and compliance with policy, and the editorial performance of the Bureau. At the same time, the Board provides wise counsel and advice to the Managing Editor.
Ray Fitzwalter (chair)
Ray is the Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board, bringing 23 years of investigative experience to the Bureau. As executive producer on Granada TV’s renowned ‘World In Action’ programme, he is responsible for over 30 national and international documentaries, winning two BAFTAs with one citing his “outstanding creative contribution to British Television”. He worked as head of current affairs at Granada television from 1987-93, after which he set up Ray Fitzwalter Associates, an independent television production company in Manchester. His recent book, ‘The Dream That Died: The Rise and Fall of ITV’, has been described as the definitive insider account of the decline of Granada Television and its commitment to high quality public service broadcasting.
Gavin MacFadyen is the director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, a visiting professor at City University and research consultant to several US documentary and feature film companies. He is a former producer-director at Granada Television’s World in Action, Channel 4’s Dispatches, BBC documentaries and current affairs, PBS, Frontline and ABC. In addition to designing training programmes and speaking in Brazil, Canada, China, Serbia, Norway, and the US, Gavin has three feature film projects, based on investigations, currently in development.
Isabel Hilton is the founder and editor of chinadialogue.net – a website for climate change and environmental issues. As a writer and broadcaster, she has contributed to The Independent, The Guardian, El Pais, The New Yorker, The Financial Times, Le Monde, La Republica the New York Times, The Sunday Times. At the BBC, she presented The World Tonight and Night Waves.
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