The Media Trust has announced that BBC economics editor Kamal Ahmed has joined its board of trustees.
He joins having already worked for the charity as a mentor to young people.
The Trust’s founder and patron Caroline Diehl said: “Kamal will be such a great asset to Media Trust’s board, and brings wide experience across the print, broadcast and digital media sector, as well as having been involved in the Media Trust as a volunteer advisor and mentor over so many years. I am thrilled that he has taken on this key role."
The board is chaired by advertising and television industry veteran Richard Eyre and includes head of Sky News John Ryley and the Guardian Media Group’s commercial legal director Sarah Davis.
Eyre added: “Kamal will bring a unique mix of experience to the board, has supported Media Trust over many years now, and has engaged in many different ways with our work. This is a great appointment."
Ahmed will be chairing a Media Trust event, called From Brief to Output in One Day, at the Adweek Europe 2017 event in London on March 23.
The Media Trust was set up in 1994 and works with the media to help promote the work of voluntary and community groups and develop their communication skills.