Bruce Thomas - Audience Council England member, North West

Bruce lives in Lancashire and works in Manchester developing social media campaigns for large consumer brands and music clients.

A former musician, Bruce has a passion for food, socialising and presenting seminars to help new businesses understand social media.

Bruce has a good understanding of media generally from his professional life, and feels that new media is becoming the driving force for TV programming and audience interaction.

He feels that the BBC should operate in a way that enhances viewers' lives, whether that be through entertainment, factual or educational output on all platforms.

Bruce's love for digital media, music and entertainment in general will be the driving force for his work within the North West Regional Audience Council, and he aims to bring real enthusiasm to the role of chair.