UK Nigerian Tessy Ojo has been appointed as a member of the ‎BBC‬ Advisory Board for a three year term.

As a member of the Advisory Board, she will be responsible for helping the BBC’s Executive Board manage risks arising from involvement in charitable appeals by advising on general policy matters on broadcast appeals, scrutinising and selecting charities to take advantage of regular broadcast appeal slots, and providing additional scrutiny of major BBC charity projects such as BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief.

Tessy is also the Chief executive officer of the Princess Diana Awards from, a position she’s held since 2012.

She is one of the very few Nigerians in the UK with close ties and key relationships with the department for Education, No 10/11 Downing Street and the Royal family/Clarence House.


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A multi award-winning strategist with a strong track record of successfully managing large programmes nationally and Internationally, Tessy was one of 100 Outstanding Nigerians in the UK recognized and honoured by the Nigerian Centenary Awards as part of the country’s centennial celebrations.

Of her new appointment, “Needless to say am looking forward to the next three years” she said. ” I am so blessed to do a job that’s more of a mission than a job, one that keeps me awake at night sometimes yet drives me to do more!  Very excited about the opportunity to help shape the BBC over the next three years, along with all the challenges and victories that comes with it”

Congratulations, Tessy. We wish all the very best on this new milestone appointment.


By Jummy Ariyo

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