Dr Tony Stoller CBE
Tony Stoller has been a leading figure in radio and broadcasting for much of his career. Most recently, he was Chief Executive of the Radio Authority and then moved to help set up Ofcom when that took over communications regulation. Tony was awarded a CBE for services to broadcasting in 2004. Since retiring, he has been Chair of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, Chair of Winchester Action on Climate Change, a panel member of the Competition Commission and a member of the Information Tribunal.
He is currently Chair of Orchestras Live, an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation charged with ensuring the wide availability of high quality classical music in areas of England currently underserved. He is also Visiting Professor in the History, Law and Humanities Department at Bournemouth University, where he gained his PhD in 2015.
Tony is Jewish, and a member of Bournemouth Jewish Reform Synagogue and the South Hampshire Reform Jewish Community. Since 1984, he has also been a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). His religious activities are notably both inter-faith and ecumenical, and he was among the trustees responsible for re-orienting the Sandford St Martin trust in these directions while Deputy Chair of the Trust from 2013-2016.