Sam Younger

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Sam Younger

James Samuel Younger CBE (born 5 October 1951)[1] is a British media, non-profit and governmental manager.

Younger was previously 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 then served as the founding chairman of the United Kingdom Electoral Commission from 2001 to 2008, and then as the Chief Executive of the Charity Commission for England and Wales from September 2010 to April 2014.[3][4]

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

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

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian (Guardian News & Media). 4 Oct 2014. p. 56. 
  2. ^ "Blurb about Sam Younger". BBC Worldwide corporate site. BBC. 
  3. ^ Wales, The Charity Commission for England and (2010-05-19). "Sam Younger to be new Charity Commission Chief Executive". Archived from the original on 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  4. ^ "Paula Sussex to be Charity Commission chief executive". The Charity Commission. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58929. p. 8. 31 December 2008.
  6. ^ "James Samuel Younger CBE - 2009". Brunel University London. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 

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Media offices
Preceded by
Managing Director of the BBC World Service
Succeeded by
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
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