Graeme Thompson is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for External Relations at the University of Sunderland. He joined the university in 2009 as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries. His portfolio at the university includes media and communications, marketing, alumni relations and the National Glass Centre. Graeme is a former Head of News and Managing Director at ITV Tyne Tees and spent six years as a producer with BBC radio.
He is chair of the Royal Television Society education committee and writes regularly for Television magazine. He also chairs the Sunderland Culture company and the community arts project The Cultural Spring.