Dr Virginia Crompton
Virginia loves creating and contributing to big national and international events and experiences. At the BBC, Virginia produced dozens of radio documentaries, founded Radio 4’s flagship series The Long View and originated two BBC global seasons. She developed and launched the BBC’s Olympic legacy programme World Class and received One World and Race in the Media awards.
Virginia left the BBC after the London Olympics to work with the British Council and created their Football Remembers partnership with the Premier League, the Football Association and the Football League, as well as their international broadcast partnership with BBC World Service, The War that Changed the World. Her community outreach initiative The Last Post was funded by the British Government and inspired her to found Big Ideas, an engagement organisation defined by inclusion, creativity, innovation and opportunity. Virginia read English at the University of Cambridge and wrote her PhD at the University of East Anglia.