IABM is very sad to announce the untimely death of Andy Jones. Andy passed away on Saturday in St Richards Hospice after a brave and protracted battle against leukaemia. His family were with him, and his last few days were peaceful.
After a long career in training and education at the BBC’s Wood Norton Training Academy where he rose to become Principal Technologist, Andy joined IABM in January 2016 as Head of Training. In this role, as well as leading on IABM’s extensive training portfolio, Andy was also responsible for the IABM University forum and initiatives to deliver technical skills certification, engineering student awards and initiatives to develop the next generation of talented people for our industry.
“Andy had a major impact on IABM’s knowledge and educational capability and that will make up part of his huge legacy to us and the industry,” said Peter White, CEO, IABM. “His mantra was ‘Never stop learning’ and he inspired many with his passion for knowledge and its communication.
“Andy was held in the highest esteem by all who knew and worked with him. His knowledge of broadcast and media technology was unsurpassed but despite his penchant for bow ties he was always reflective and considered in his manner. He was one of life’s gentlemen and it was a privilege to have known him; we will all miss him immensely. My heart goes out to his wife Ruth and their family,” Peter White concluded.
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