Anya Sitaram

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.

Moderating Highlights

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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