Ronald Neil

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"Ronald Neil, a retired Chief Executive of BBC Production and former Director of BBC News and Current Affairs, was the Editor of That’s Life, a weekly consumer affairs programme and Newsnight during the time of the Falklands War. He also set up and edited Europe’s first breakfast television programme Breakfast Time. It was as a BBC trainee television journalist in the North of Scotland that he was sent to cover the Longhope lifeboat disaster and he has been involved with the RNLI ever since. Ron has also provided support to the RNLI’s Annual Presentation of Awards event at the Barbican by providing the voiceover for the Review of the Year. He has served as a member of the RNLI’s Council since 1990 and has been Chairman of the Fundraising and Communications Committee since 2003. Ron and his wife Isobel live in Surrey." [1]

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  1. RNLI Board, organizational web page, accessed April 20, 2012.