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Keith Dewhurst
Keith Dewhurst
Keith Dewhurst working in the office
Keith Dewhurst


About Keith Dewhurst

Keith Dewhurst is age 60. He attended Cheadle Hulme School, Salford University, where he gained a BSc in Pure and Applied Physics, and studied Leadership and Change Management at Ashridge Business School and the University of Glamorgan. He is a former JP, and member of the Magistrates Association. His main pastime is restoring classic cars. Keith is unmarried with no children.

Keith entered the BBC as a graduate engineer in BBC North West in Manchester. He became a Videotape Editor in program making before moving in to management to combine the disciplines of film and video recording. He worked in BBC Scotland where he introduced a business unit structure and digital technology. Then in BBC London where he led the switch from analogue to digital broadcasting across the UK. He moved to Wales in the 90s to lead BBC Resources Wales then a commercial business with a £30m turnover. Latterly he commuted to London to set up BBC Technology Limited and lead the set up of Freeview.

Whilst in Manchester Keith sat as a Justice of The Peace on the Manchester bench, then the second largest in the country. At this time he was a prison visitor and member of the Probation Liaison Committee. Keith also took an active role in the reform of offenders.

Keith took time out from his career to be a full time carer to his late parents before entering the third sector and becoming active in politics.

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