Waheed Alli, Baron Alli(1964-), Television producer and politician
Sitter in 2 portraits
Alli began a career in television in 1992, co-founding 24 Hour Productions (later Planet 24 productions) with partner Charlie Parsons. Previously Director of Carlton Television from 1998-2000, Alli is a Director of Shine Entertainment Ltd, Executive Chairman of media rights company Chorion and Chairman of online fashion retailer ASOS. Alli was created a Life Peer as Baron Alli, of Norbury in the London Borough of Croydon in 1998. Alli regards hlmself as "openly gay" and is an active campaigner on Equality issues, Alli is also a trustee of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Chancellor of De Montfort University, Leicester.