Nick Ross was for many years one of Britain’s most-trusted broadcasters – once described as a ‘national treasure’ – and is now a writer, non-executive director, conference moderator and campaigner for community safety and evidence-based public policy.
He become a household name in the UK launching breakfast TV, Watchdog and Crimewatch and flagship radio programmes including World at One, PM and The World Tonight. Among his long-running series were Call Nick Ross, The Commission, A Week in Politics and Westminster with Nick Ross. He has written and directed award-winning documentaries and was a lobby correspondent. He retired from full-time broadcasting in 2010 to focus on conferences and voluntary work but still contributes to radio and TV.
Away from broadcasting Nick Ross was highly-regarded as a conference moderator for governments and companies around the world.
He is a veteran campaigner for community safety, credited with a major influence on Britain’s dramatic cut in road deaths. For years before the Grenfell Tower tragedy he lobbied ministers for better fire-safety in social housing, and in 2023 he was appointed chair of trustees of the National Fire Chiefs Council.
He has a long involvement with healthcare policy and bioethics, advising successive governments and medical royal colleges and is a director of one of the UK’s biggest NHS trusts. He promotes science and campaigns for evidence-based public policy, is President of the British Security Industries Association, and founded the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at University College London where he is a visiting professor and honorary fellow.