Jenny Abramsky DBE began her 39-year-long career at the BBC in 1969 as a programme operations assistant, where she would become one of the most influential women in radio. She rose through the ranks serving as editor of Radio 4’s Today, World at One and PM programmes. In 1994 she became founding controller of Radio 5 Live before moving to the BBC’s continuous news department, where she launched BBC News 24 three years later. In 2008 Jenny left the BBC to become chair of the National Heritage Memorial Fund. She is a trustee of the Shakespeare Schools Festival and a fellow of The Radio Academy.