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From 1960, Graham Ironside trained as a newspaper journalist in his native Scotland for five years before moving to Grampian Television in Aberdeen, as a researcher and later News Editor.

He joined the brand-new ITV franchisee, Yorkshire Television, in 1968 as a founder-member of the News & Current Affairs Department. Initially, he was News Editor and became Editor of ‘Calendar’, the nightly news magazine, 1974.

He became Controller of Regional Programmes in 1982, and was appointed Director of Operations & Development in 1992, a post he held until June, 1995, when he set up his own company, as a training and management consultant.

Since then, he has worked extensively in Eastern Europe, South Africa and Palestine and, for 18 months, was Director of Broadcasting for a newly-established channel in Sri Lanka.