Alison Hastings

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Alison Jane Hastings (born 14 August 1965) is the member for England on the BBC Trust, the governing body of the British Broadcasting Corporation, and a Vice President of the British Board of Film Classification.[1]

She was educated at the Folkestone School for Girls and became editor of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle for six and half years (1996–2002) and a member of the Press Complaints Commission (1999–2002). She also worked at Thomson Regional Newspapers as Head of Editorial Staff Development.

On 1 November 2006 Hastings was appointed as one of the founding members of the BBC Trust.[2] Her term expired on 31 October 2014. As National Trustee for England, Hastings chairs the Audience Council England, an advisory body to the BBC Trust.

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  1. ^ SBBFC BBFC Appoints New Vice Presidents
  2. ^ BBC Press Release New BBC Trust to represent the public interest