About Anita

Anita is a currently Chair of B:Music the charity that runs Symphony Hall and Town Hall Birmingham, Chair of Birmingham City University and Chair of Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership), Governor of the RSC, and Chair of Iniva.

Anita’s media career has been extensive of which she spent over 25 years working with the BBC; from setting up the BBC Asian Network to a News Correspondent, Documentary maker (for which she received several awards) to being Head of Political and Community Affairs in England, then UK Head and Editor of the BBC’s Public Space Broadcasting and President of Circom (a European wide group of public service broadcasters).

Anita has a strong commitment to public services and her portfolio in this area ranges from being a Trustee of the Children’s University, Commissioner on the Chancellor’s Commission (Warwick University), Vice-Chair of Council at the University of Warwick, Member of Birmingham’s Social Inclusion Commission to being a past Chair of mac (Midlands Arts Centre), non-Executive Director of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals NHS Trust, a previous Chair of a Junior and Infant School.

In 2009 Anita was awarded an OBE for services to Broadcasting and Communities.

In 2012 Anita was the High Sheriff for the West Midlands. University, she is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Anita was named Brummie of the Year in 2019!