Khalid Aziz

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For the Pakistani cricket umpire, see Khalid Aziz (umpire).

Khalid Aziz, LVO, DL, FRSA (born 1953, Lahore, Pakistan) is a British writer and television presenter. He started his career as a journalist, becoming the youngest producer in the BBC at Radio Leicester. At age 24, he became the youngest presenter of a 6 o'clock BBC TV regional news programme, Look North from Leeds.

In his 12-year career with the BBC, he worked on many BBC News and Current Affairs programmes including Newsbeat. In 1982, he moved to the then ITV company TVS and became the first main anchor for the South edition of the regional news programme, Coast to Coast. Aziz later concentrated on business programming for the station, presenting and producing the award-winning series, Enterprise South.[citation needed]

He is a visiting professor of Business Communications at the Southampton University. Since July 2000, he has written Speaking Out, a regular monthly column for Management Today where he reviews speeches by Captains of Industry and awards them either a Foot in Mouth or Silver Tongue. His tenth book, Presenting to Win, was published on 1 January 2000. His latest book, Managing Communications in a Crisis, was published in February 2004.[citation needed]


He is an International Ambassador for the Prince's Trust, and in 1997 was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Office for National Statistics. As Chairman of the Wessex Children's Hospice Trust (1992–97), the Trust exceeded its target to raise £5m to build, equip and run the first children’s respite care hospice in central Southern England.[citation needed]

He was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) in the 1997 Queen’s Birthday Honours and in March 1998 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Hampshire. In August 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).[citation needed]

The Aziz Corporation[edit]

Today he runs The Aziz Corporation[1] and is chairman of the Naomi House hospice in Hampshire.[2]


  1. ^ "Contributors - Management Today". Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Winchester's Naomi House hospice gets government grant". 30 March 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.