John Wilson, the long-standing chairman of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) has died aged 82.
Wilson, who was credited as being “the architect of IBC as we know it today,” helped to move the convention from its old home of Brighton back in 1990 and became chairman and later president of the new-look organisation.
“John Wilson was always the perfect gentleman who in his own quiet way worked extremely hard for the benefit of IBC and the broadcast industry in general. His chairmanship transformed IBC into the well-drilled organisation it is today,” said David McGregor, founder of integrated broadcast systems firm TSL and a veteran of every IBC.
Prior to working for IBC, Wilson was a successful member of the business community, both as sales director at Link Electronics and as the founder a displays business called Anna Valley.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of John Wilson will be held at 14:30 on 24 June, at All Saint’s Church, Upper Clatford, SP11 7HB – a village in Hampshire, in south east England.