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Peter Lawrence Block is now a member of The AMED Network
Nov 11

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Would you be willing to offer a pro- bono session for other AMED members and networkers?
yes
Where do you live and work (City)?
St. Albans
What is your main interest in the AMED network?
networking, collaboration, personal development
What kind of person are you?
24-7
More about you (Short Bio or any other details you’d like people to know)
I lead the international MA in Global Media Business at the University of Westminster and the Communication University of China in Beijing. Through the consulting business Media Operations Management Ltd I assists organisations with their people development issues, in the last year I have completed projects for a Hollywood major studio, multinational manufacturer and the national broadcaster of a smaller nation state. I sat on the board of the European Media Management Association (emma) and have been a reviewer for the Journal of Media Business Studies.

For five years I was the Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcast Equality & Training Regulator (BETR) an independent agency for Ofcom; the UK communications regulator. Prior to that he managed a global media business development department in the Business Consulting Services of IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting.
I began my career in broadcasting as a trainee at Thames TV. Then set up three production companies specialising in location recording, computer graphics and post-production. In academic roles I established and managed a Media Production BA at West Herts College and a MA degree in Media Management at the University of Hertfordshire as a pathway on the executive MBA programme. My book Managing in the Media was written to support these programmes.

Currently I am concluding research for my PhD on UK government skills policy and its impact on media workers in the UK broadcast television industry. I have just completed the process to be awarded a senior fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). I run short courses on innovation and managing creative teams based on this research to commercial organisations and other universities. Research papers have been presented at the World Media Economics and Management Conference (WMEMC), the emma conference and the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA). A research project with the Communication University of China and the Shanghai Media Group concerning the development of early career media managers was reported at the emma conference in May 2017. My most recent publication The Leadership Toolbox is an open access on-line study aid for students of management.
What I’d like from the AMED network is…
exchange of ideas and knowledge update
What do you do for your own development?
Currently I am concluding research for my PhD on UK government skills policy and its impact on media workers in the UK broadcast television industry. I have just completed the process to be awarded a senior fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).
Your Business Website
http://www.mediaops.net

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