Steve Morrison (TV producer)

Steve Morrison (born 3 March 1947)[1] is a Scottish television producer and a former Rector of the University of Edinburgh.

Steve Morrison
Lord Rector of the University of Edinburgh
In office
11 February 2015 – 28 February 2018
Preceded byPeter McColl
Succeeded byAnn Henderson
Personal details
Born (1947-03-03) 3 March 1947 (age 74)
Glasgow, Scotland
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
OccupationTV producer

Early lifeEdit

Morrison was born in Glasgow[1] and studied Politics at the University of Edinburgh. In 1968, he became the first student to stand for the post of Rector.[2][3] Following his studies at Edinburgh, Morrison attended the National Film and Television School.[4]

Morrison played a founding role in the Third World First campaign group, which became the anti-poverty campaign group People & Planet.[5]

CareerEdit

Morrison become a radio producer with BBC Scotland.[4] Morrison joined Granada Television in 1974. Here, he formed Granada Film before becoming Director of Programmes and, in 2001, Chief Executive.[2][4] In 2003, Morrison co-founded independent TV production and distribution company all3media, becoming non-executive chairman in 2013.[2][6] Morrison's production credits include My Left Foot, The Field and Jack and Sarah.[1]

In 2015, Morrison was elected Rector of the University of Edinburgh, beating incumbent Peter McColl with 61.9% of votes.[3]

Morrison sits on the advisory board of the Edinburgh College of Art.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Steve Morrison - Biography - IMDb". Retrieved 11 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Steve Morrison's candidate statement - Rectorial Election 2015" (Press release). University of Edinburgh. 6 February 2015. Archived from the original on 12 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Bugajkski, Matt; Dewitt, Ethan (11 February 2015). "Steve Morrison wins rectorial election with 61.9% of vote". The Student. Retrieved 11 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c "Executive team: Steve Morrison". www.all3media.com. Retrieved 11 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "The Rector". The University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 28 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Horrible Histories producer nominated as rector". The Herald. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Academic offices
Preceded by
Peter McColl
Rector of the University of Edinburgh
2015–2018
Succeeded by
Ann Henderson