Presented at the 53rd Annual General Assembly
Sally-Ann Wilson BA MPhil DBA [HC] was CEO of the Public Media Alliance (PMA), the largest global association of public broadcasters, from 2010-2022. PMA provides support and advocacy for public media worldwide. Sally-Ann holds a degree in Development Studies and an MPhil in Cultural Ecology alongside an honorary Doctorate from the University of Bedfordshire, for services to international broadcasting.
Sally-Ann began her media career with BBC Radio [news and documentary] prior to becoming a TV documentary Producer/Director. She produced numerous award winning documentaries and series for the BBC and independent sector in the UK and USA, going on to become a broadcast executive in a variety of management roles. In 2001 she set up WorldView, a documentary scheme providing seed funding and support for more than 500 international documentaries, including 3 Academy Award nominated films.
In 2010 she was appointed Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association. In 2014 she led the organisation through a period of transformation to become the globally focused Public Media Alliance. She writes and speaks passionately about the role of public media in society. Sally-Ann is also course founder of the master’s programme in Media and International Development at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK where she continues to teach.