September 14, 2020

OL News from the Newsdesk

In April OL Simon Clemison (School, 1995) was appointed Head of News and Programmes for ITV’s operation in Northern Ireland. Previously a senior figure leading a number of the BBC’s regional news services, he acted as a home duty editor for the corporation’s national output. Simon relocated to Belfast to take up his role at UTV in June. He became a TV executive following a career on screen where he was a reporter and presenter both with the BBC and ITV.
Simon has very much remained in touch with the school and was a governor until recently. This summer he joined former staff to wish former Head John Chapman a very happy 80th via Zoom. Simon said: “I remember surprising John while we were at school and he was turning 50. I think he may now finally have forgiven me for the sketches we did in which I played him! It was so lovely to be back with the legend that is John Chapman again – still an absolute inspiration to me all these years on.”

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