Introduced in 2005, IABM Honorary Membership recognizes outstanding personal contributions to the supplier side of the industry as well as IABM itself over an extended period. The Honorary Members listed below have all met, and far exceeded, these criteria – a veritable who’s who of broadcast and media industry leaders and luminaries who have been instrumental in the continuing development and success of our industry across the last several decades. View the full list of Honorary Members here.

2019 Winner

Naomi Climer CBE

Naomi Climer joins an exclusive club that is a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of people who have made a major impact on the broadcast industry as it has grown and developed over the last 40+ years.

After joining the BBC as an engineer more than 30 years ago, Naomi rapidly moved into leadership roles, first setting up two new local radio stations, then taking up the post of Controller Technology at BBC News. This was followed by a 13-year career at Sony Professional Services Europe, culminating in the role of Vice President Professional Services with P&L responsibility for $1bn of products, services and solutions.

Typical of her innate grasp of where technology can take us, Naomi saw the potential of the cloud early, and in 2012 took up the role of President, Sony Media Cloud Services to incubate and build Sony’s cloud business for the global B2B environment. In 2015, Naomi was appointed President of the IET, then took up the Chair of the UK government’s DCMS Future Communications Group, followed by a stint as Governor of the National Film and Television School. Today Naomi holds several non-executive director, chair and trustee positions – including chairing the IBC Council. In the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours, Naomi was awarded a CBE for services to the engineering profession.