I am currently live events & music producer for BBC Radio 1, responsible for delivering some of the largest music events within the UK & Europe. I am also an accomplished radio producer with an excellent record of creating engaging social action programmes and mutli-platform campaigns for a young and vulnerable audience. I have extensive experience of project and live event management, technical media knowledge and a commitment to the reduction of poverty, human trafficking and the promotion of human rights.
I have travelled extensively across the world. Most recently, I spent four months in Cambodia project managing a UNDP sponsored Khmer language youth radio show, “Loy9”, which used media to encourage behavioural and social change and attracted over a quarter of the population. The content of Loy9 shows included increasing participation in politics, human rights promotion and health. In addition, I built a strong outreach programme for the project.
I have a longstanding commitment to the development of both my local and the international community. Earlier in my career I obtained £24,000 of funding to create after school clubs in some of the most deprived areas in the North East. In 2009, I project managed an award winning BBC social inclusion project for 25 homeless and vulnerable people, which resulted in them taking over Radio 1 for 24 hours and a meeting with the current Prime Minister. Most recently, I have delivered a 3 week programme of outreach activities for over 6000 young people living in Hackney, London in partnership with the BBC and London 2012.
I have developed and maintained strong professional (and personal) relationships with external stakeholders. This has included working with local and non-governmental organisations including the United Nations, Arts Council England, BFI, National Theatre & BAFTA.
With strong radio & film production skills, I have worked many times on live location broadcasting, and am comfortable producing multiplatform campaigns.