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Chairman FPA 2004-2005
Andrew Steele was the BBC’s Middle East Bureau Editor from 2001 to 2005. A graduate of modern languages from Aberdeen University in Scotland, Andrew worked in Scottish newspapers before moving to the BBC in Edinburgh as a TV reporter. He joined Reuters in 1984 and spent 16 years in a variety of postings in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States. In 1998 he rejoined the BBC as European Bureau Editor based in Brussels before being posted to Jerusalem. From here he took the well-trodden route to Washington, later back to London as head of Operations BBC Newsgathering. From there he went on to become head of operations for TRT Turk in Istanbul.