Trustees & Advisory Group

  • Richard Sambrook

    Richard Sambrook (Chairman)
    Richard Sambrook is Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. Previously, he worked for the BBC for 30 years, leaving his post as Director of the Global News Division in 2010.


  • John Owen

    John Owen
    John Owen is Chairman of the Frontline Club Charitable Trust. He is Professor of International Journalism at City University London and was formerly Chief News Editor of CBC Television News, and Executive Producer for Al Jazeera programmes from 2010-11. Owen was founding European Director of the Freedom Forum and founding executive producer of the international broadcast conference News XChange. He is also a Trustee of the Open Society Foundation in London.

  • Flora Carmichael

    Flora CarmichaelĀ is a Senior Journalist at the BBC World Service. She has developed partnerships between BBC News and media organisations around the world and has delivered training for journalists and media professionals across Africa. She started her career at the Frontline Club, working on international partnerships in Russia and Eastern Europe, and later managed the operations of the Frontline Club Charitable Trust.


  • Salim Amin

    Salim Amin
    Salim Amin is Chairman of Camerapix, founder and Chairman of The Mohamed Amin Foundation and co-founder and Chairman of A24 Media. His 2006 documentary Mo & Me chronicles the life of his father, world-renowned photographer, cameraman and publisher, Mohamed “Mo” Amin. The film won 20 Awards for Best Documentary in the United States, Canada, India and on the African Continent, including the Grand Jury Award at the New York International Film Festival. In October 2014, Salim launched his weekly talk show The Scoop, speaking to great African personalities around the Continent, and reaching a global audience of over 200 million people on television and online.

  • Jon Lee Anderson

    Jon Lee Anderson
    Jon Lee Anderson is foreign correspondent for The New Yorker, and the author of many books including The Fall of Baghdad. He has also written for The New York Times, Harper’s, Life, and The Nation. Anderson is a judge for the Frontline Club Awards.

  • Emma Beals

    Emma Beals
    Emma is New Zealand-born journalist, producer and writer who is primarily focused on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and the rise of ISIS. She has written for publications across the world and produced TV news and documentaries for the BBC, Vice and others. She co-founded the Frontline Freelance Register and the ACOS Alliance, both of which strive to improve safety and security for freelance journalists working in conflict.

  • Lyse Doucet

    Lyse Doucet
    Lyse Doucet is the Chief International Correspondent for BBC News. She has reported extensively from around the world with a particular focus on the Middle East, covering events from the Arab Spring to the 2004 Asian Tsunami. She was born in Canada and has received Peabody, Silver Sony and David Bloom awards for her work.

  • Lindsey Hilsum

    Lindsey Hilsum
    Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News’ International Editor and the author of Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution. She has covered the major conflicts and refugee movements of the past three decades, including Iraq, Kosovo, Syria, Ukraine and Rwanda, winning several awards. She is a regular contributor to newspapers and literary journals and is currently writing a biography of the late war correspondent, Marie Colvin.

  • Gary Knight

    Gary Knight
    Gary Knight is co-founder of the VII Photo agency and is the founder of the Program for Narrative Documentary Practice at Tufts University in Boston. His work has been widely published and exhibited all over the world, and he has been the recipient of numerous high-profile awards. Knight is a judge for the Frontline Club Awards.

  • Charles Sennott
    Charles Sennott
    Charles M. Sennott is the Vice President, Executive Editor and co-founder of GlobalPost. An award-winning foreign correspondent with 25 years of experience, Sennott has reported on the front lines of wars and insurgencies in at least 15 countries, including the 2011 revolution in Cairo and the Arab Spring.
  • Aidan Sullivan

    Aidan Sullivan
    Aidan Sullivan is a photographer, picture editor and vice president of Getty Images. He is the director of the Ian Parry Scholarship and founder of the campaign A Day Without News?.