Sam Younger

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Sam Younger

James Samuel Younger CBE (born 5 October 1951)[1] is a British media and charity manager.

Younger was managing director of the BBC World Service from 1994 to 1998,[2] and chief executive of the British Red Cross from 1999 to 2001. He was the founding chairman of the United Kingdom Electoral Commission from 2001 to 2008 and the chief executive of the Charity Commission for England and Wales from September 2010 to April 2014.[3]

He is also chair of the governing body of the University of Sussex and chairman of the Board of QAA.

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.[4][5]

Younger is the son of Kenneth Younger, a Labour Minister under Clement Attlee.


  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian. Guardian News & Media. 4 October 2014. p. 56. 
  2. ^ "Blurb about Sam Younger". BBC Worldwide corporate site. BBC. 
  3. ^ "Sam Younger to be new Charity Commission Chief Executive". The Charity Commission for England and Wales. 19 May 2010. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
    - "Paula Sussex to be Charity Commission chief executive". The Charity Commission. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58929. p. 8. 31 December 2008.
  5. ^ "James Samuel Younger CBE - 2009". Brunel University London. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 

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Media offices
Preceded by
Managing Director of the BBC World Service
Succeeded by
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Mike Whitlam
Chief Executive of the British Red Cross
Succeeded by
Sir Nick Young
Government offices
Preceded by
New position
Chair of the Electoral Commission
Succeeded by
Jenny Watson
Preceded by
Andrew Hind
Chief Executive of the
Charity Commission for England and Wales

Succeeded by
Paula Sussex