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June Sarpong OBE

Diversity Director, BBC


June Sarpong OBE is an established TV presenter, author and BBC’s Director of Diversity. June has enjoyed a twenty-year career, in which she has become one of the most recognisable faces of British television. June began her career at Kiss 100 and later became a presenter for MTV UK & Ireland. It was when she started on Channel 4’s T4 that she became a household name. She has worked extensively with HRH Prince Charles as an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, whilst campaigning for The One and Produce (RED). June was awarded an MBE in 2007 for her services to broadcasting and charity, making her one of the youngest ever people to receive an OBE. June is the co-founder of the WIE Network (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise).

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