Mark Damazer

Mark Damazer

Head of St Peter’s College

Mark Damazer has been Head of St Peter’s College since October 2010. For more than 25 years he was at the BBC, ending as Controller of Radio 4 and Radio 7 for six years from September 2004, during which time he was responsible for commissioning the radio series, History of the World in 100 Objects.

Before that he spent more than 20 years in the News Division - as a Producer on the 6 o Clock TV News and Newsnight and subsequently Editor of the 9 O Clock TV News , Editor of TV News Programmes , Head of Current Affairs, Head of Westminster and Deputy Director , BBC News.

Mark began his career as a trainee at ITN ( ITV News ). He studied History at Gonville and Caius College , Cambridge (1974-77) before spending two years in the USA – at Harvard and then on Capitol Hill where he worked for Senator Paul Tsongas ( Massachusetts ).

Mark was for four years international vice chairman of the International Press Institute ( www.freemedia.at) . He was also a Trustee of Mental Health Media and an external member of the board for the Centre for Contemporary British History (www.ccbh.ac.uk ).