The Dan Gilbert Memorial Lecture is the Royal Television Society’s flagship event in Northern Ireland and a centrepiece of the Belfast Media Festival. This year Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer, will host the Lecture.
The lecture will be followed by a RTS sponsored reception in the Foyer of the MAC.
About Dan Gilbert
Dan Gilbert joined the BBC News Department in 1950, working there for over 10 years, before taking over the responsibility for all Radio Current Affairs coverage in 1968 just as the “Troubles” began. By 1974, he was promoted to Editor of Radio Current Affairs in BBC NI and in 1981 he set up the first training department outside on London in Northern Ireland and was responsible for all training except engineering. Formally retiring from the BBC in 1987, he continued to freelance, organising and running broadcasting courses internationally in both radio and television for the British Council and the British Forces Broadcasting.
Dan was also a lecturer in journalism and broadcasting, a moderator and assessor for City & Guilds of London, founding member of the Radio Academy and Chairman of the Training Committee. In 1995, he was awarded a Fellowship of the Radio Academy in recognition of his service to radio. He was a member of the Royal Television Society and served on the Northern Ireland Committee, the Board of the Northern Ireland Film Council and Chairman of the Training Committee. Dan died in January 1996.
The Royal Television Society in Northern Ireland is grateful to Dan’s family’s support of the Dan Gilbert Memorial Lecture.
Chief Content Officer, BBC
As Chief Content Officer for the BBC, Charlotte oversees commissioning for all the broadcaster’s national TV channels and BBC iPlayer, as well as overseeing commissioning and production for the BBC’s 10 national radio networks, BBC Sounds and Children’s and Education content. An experienced programme maker, Charlotte joined the BBC from IWC Media in 2006. Appointed Commissioning Editor of Documentaries in 2009, she transformed the genre before becoming Acting Controller of BBC Daytime then Controller of BBC One in 2013. Charlotte became Controller of TV Channels and iPlayer in 2016 and joined the BBC board as Chief Content Officer in 2020.