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Cotham School

Lesley Hill

    Lesley Hill

    Head of EMI & Central TV

    Class of 1952





    Most Interesting Job?

    As MD of EMI Records, I signed The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney and fired the Sex Pistols. As Chairman and CE of Central Television Plc,winning the ITV Broadcasting Licence in 1991 for £2000. The City said it was worth forty million!

    What advice would you give your 15 year old self?

    My advice to my 15 year old self (I left Cotham at 15) would be to never give up; work harder than anyone else around you;go 'the extra mile'; be optimistic; read and learn from others.