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Portrait of Sir John Tusa.

Portrait of Sir John Tusa.
Portrait of Sir John Tusa.
Portrait of Sir John Tusa.
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Sir John Tusa is a British arts administrator, and radio and television journalist. He is Co-chairman of the European Union Youth Orchestra from 2014. Chairman, British Architecture Trust Board, RIBA, from 2014.From 1980 to 1986 he was a main presenter of BBC 2's Newsnight programme. From 1986 to 1993 he was managing director of the BBC World Service. From 1995 to 2007 he was managing director of the City of London's Barbican Arts Centre. In 1960, he joined the BBC as a trainee. After presenting the BBC's 24 Hours and later Newsnight (from its inception in 1979), he became managing director of the BBC World Service from 1986 to 1993. Tusa was awarded a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours list in June 2003. In 2014 he became Co-Chairman of the European Union Youth Orchestra. Tusa is a strong defender of spending on the arts and argues that cuts in arts funding do more harm than good. He born on 2 March 1936.

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