June Sarpong OBE is Director of Creative Diversity at the BBC.
She has enjoyed a 20‐year career, in which June has become one of the most recognisable faces of British television.
June began her career at Kiss 100 and later became a presenter for MTV UK & Ireland.
It was when she started on Channel 4’s T4 that she became a household name.
June Sarpong hosted 2005’s Make Poverty History event and presented at the UK leg of Live Earth in 2007.
In 2008 she hosted Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Celebrations in front of 30,000 people in London’s Hyde Park. June has also interviewed and introduced some of the world’s biggest names including HRH Prince of Wales, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and George Clooney.
She has worked extensively with HRH Prince Charles as an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust.
June was awarded an MBE in 2007 for her services to broadcasting and charity, making her one of the youngest ever people to receive an MBE.
After living in America for eight years, June moved back to the UK in 2015 and is now a regular panellist on Sky News’ weekly current affairs discussion show, The Pledge. (along with Nick Ferrari, Greg Dyke and Michelle Dewberry).
June is also an author of two award-winning books; Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration and The Power of Women.
Furthermore, June is the Co-Founder of the WIE Network (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise).
This acclaimed conference has featured leading speakers from a gamut of industries, previous speakers include:
- Sarah Brown
- Melinda Gates
- Arianna Huffington
- Donna Karan
- Queen Rania
- Dr Jill Biden
- Diane von Furstenberg
- Nancy Pelosi
- Lynn de Rothschild
- Graca Machel
- Joyce Banda and many more.
June is currently the Director of Creative Diversity at the BBC, having been appointed in the role in 2019. Acting as the broadcasting giants’ first-ever Diversity Director, June will work to increase representation throughout the company and ensure that the BBC’s content reflects the public they serve
As a keynote speaker on diversity, June Sarpong advises delegates and companies about how they can best implement the findings themselves.