Nick Ross is a greatly distinguished broadcaster, campaigner, conference moderator. He presented The World Tonight and Newsdesk while still in his twenties and became a household name in the 1980s when launching breakfast TV, Watchdog and Crimewatch. He was one of the UK’s most prolific broadcasters across a wide range of issues, specialising at various times in news, current affairs, politics, and crime, with several forays into lighter fields including chat shows and quizzes. Away from television he has gained a reputation as one of the best conference moderators and chairs meetings for companies and government agencies around the world. Many of his energies are devoted to voluntary activites, mostly in the fields of healthcare, community safety and promotion of science, and he is a Fellow and Visiting Professor at UCL. He is chairman, president, trustee or patron of a large number of charities.