Sonita Alleyne, OBE
Sonita is Master, Jesus College Cambridge. She is also the Founder of The Yes Programme, a unique online service that helps school pupils make career decisions by giving them an insight into how classroom skills translate to the real world; and Director of the production company, They’re Watching Us.
Sonita won the Carlton Multicultural Achievement Award for TV and Radio. She is a fellow of The Royal Society of the Arts and the Radio Academy, and in 2003, was awarded an OBE for Services to Broadcasting. She is an honorary fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and holds an honorary Doctorate from the University of the West Indies. She is also Patron of the Red Hen Project in Cambridge.
Sonita is a Director of Wickes plc.
Her previous board roles have included: The Main Advisory Committee and Chair of the Diversity Action Committee of Elisabeth Murdoch’s Freelands Foundation; the Cultural Capital Fund; Chair of the BBFC’s Management Committee; the BBC Trust; National Employment Panel; the London Skills and Employment Board; Chair of the Radio Sector Skills Council; non-executive director of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; and membership of the Court of Governors at the University of the Arts London; a governor at the Museum of London and a non- executivedirector of the London Legacy Development Corporation.