British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Ian Skelly is a broadcaster, filmmaker and writer based in the UK. He has been presenting daily national programmes for the BBC for twenty years and is a familiar voice on the BBCs UK wide radio station dedicated to classical music and the arts. He hosts concerts on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the BBC Proms and has worked with many of the world’s top orchestras hosting their concerts in live broadcasts from all of the major venues in the UK. Alongside his work as a broadcaster, Ian has for a very long time been a close advisor to HRH The Prince of Wales, helping to articulate the detail of the Prince’s vision in all of his major speeches, lectures, video messages, films and interviews. Their co-written book, Harmony, was published internationally and then made into a film for the American TV Network, NBC. The book set out the Prince’s solutions to the many problems the world faces, from food and farming to sustainable engineering and urban planning. They have since made a series of short films together explaining the work of the Prince’s 20 charities and Ian has lectured on his work with the Prince in the UK, Washington DC, New York and at Yale.
Ian is Chairman of the Temenos Academy in London, of which the Prince is Patron. The Academy offers education in philosophy and the arts in light of the sacred traditions of the East and West.