Nationality: British with my media company based in Ireland.
I am a communications professional and documentary producer specialising in global health, science, environment and developing world issues. I have been moderating conferences for the European Commission and UN bodies for over ten years and am a regular facilitator at European Green Week and European Development Days.
My background is in broadcast journalism. I started as a BBC trainee, later becoming ITN Health and Science Correspondent and a news anchor on Sky News and BBC World News. I am founding director of Rockhopper Media, an award winning independent Production Company, which makes documentaries for TV channels around the world and cinema release.
Prior to moderating any conference or seminar, I make sure I am well prepared, liaising with the organisers and panellists beforehand. I aim to make sessions as lively as possible, keeping to time and ensuring that the audience is engaged. I can also help with the organisation of conferences, advising on the format, writing the flow of the day and suggesting panellists.
Whether your audiences are internal staff or external stakeholders, I can tailor my facilitating skills to help convey your key messages.
November 2018: Women Leaders in Global Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
June 2018: High Level conference on Food 2030 at Plovdiv Bulgaria DG Research and Innovation
June 2018: Green Week, Brussels.
October 2017: CSR Europe and Huawei conference on SDG’s Brussels
June 2017: European Development Days, High Level Panel on Climate Change and Adaptation at Urban Level Brussels
June 2017: Skills in the Maritime Economy, DG Mare Brussels
June 2017: Green Week Brussels
May 2017: European Business Summit (panels on SDG’s for CSR Europe)
November 2016: United Nations Environment Programme High Level Dialogue on Sustainable Resource Management
June 2016: Resilience Forum High Level Panel Brussels –European Development Days
June 16 -January 2017: co-organised and moderated an international stakeholder Forum for KWS, a leading German agricultural company
October 2016: Gastein Health Forum, Austria
May 2016: Sanofi UK Company Day London – External Moderator
April 2016: Natura 2000 awards ceremony
April 2016: Cities Alliance Assembly Brussels – Master of Ceremonies
June 2015: European Development Days and Green Week Brussels
April 2014 Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, London
May 2013: International Labour Conference Geneva
April 2013: EU Civil Protection Forum Brussels
October 2012: High Level Panel post 2015 and SDG’s- London session on stewardship of natural resources (client UK Department for International Development).
October 2012: OECD Annual Food Chain Network Meeting Paris
October 2012 and 2013: European Development Days Brussels.
June 2012 Rio + 20: 3 high level ministerial panels. (European Commission) Rio De Janiero
2009-2011: Various panels for the European Commission on environment issues at Green Week and the Civil Protection Forum
Chaired “Hungry for Change” conference for ECPA and panels for Global Washington annual conference in USA
December 2010: moderated a high level ministerial panel at the Cancun climate conference in Mexico
2008: Invited by WHO’s Director General Margaret Chan to moderate a roundtable of First Ladies to discuss ways of improving maternal health around the world.
“You very skilfully managed to keep the level of engagement high throughout the three sessions you facilitated, and to host a lively and fruitful discussion between the panelists.” Karen Fabbri, European Commission on Food2030 conference
“Your excellent moderation was particularly helpful and I am extremely grateful to you for taking time to be part of this event”
Michael Anderson, Prime Minister’s Envoy on post-2015 Development Goals
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