Business Editor, The Sunday Telegraph
Kamal was appointed Business Editor at The Sunday Telegraph in September 2009, prior to this he was Director of Communications at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Previous roles included Head of News at The Observer where he was one of the key people behind the papers complete redesign and relaunch into the Berliner compact format, during his tenure The Observer was named Newspaper of the Year at the British Press Awards. Kamal was also Media Editor at The Guardian and the paper’s Royal Correspondent as well as being Chief Reporter for Scotland on Sunday. Kamal graduated from Leeds University with a BA in Politics and took a post-graduate diploma in Newspaper Journalism at City University.
Kamal’s experience of volunteering with Media Trust:
Since 2002 Kamal has been a regular speaker at Media Trust events for charities and social enterprises. As a result, hundreds of charity professionals have benefitted from Kamal’s advice on communications strategy, pitching stories to journalists and working with the national media.
"I am very fortunate to have a career in the media and think it is important to share that experience with any groups and individuals who think it might be helpful. I also think it is vital to encourage the next generation of leaders and stars in our field, whatever their background. As professionals we can share our skills, time and resources with those groups less able to access what are sometimes euphemistically known as the "usual networks" - whether it's voluntary groups or charities. It is also a way of supporting people as they take their first steps in the industry.
"Media Trust provides fantastic links between the media industry and the voluntary sector, making it simpler for media professionals to get involved, make a contribution and help create new networks. With a whole host of creative ideas we can show that making an impact is not simply a function of how much money you spend or how flash your offices are - it is about time and a commitment to an idea that tomorrow is going to be that little bit better than today."