I’m what they call a ‘digital native’. Fresh faced and doe-eyed I began my career at the BBC where I worked as a digital producer on BBC Introducing, Inheritance Tracks and The Listening Service, I’ve been privileged to channel my love for content and technology into a career. During my time there, I was the BBC podcast producer where I was responsible for the digital distribution for hundreds of shows. Later I became the digital business manager for BBC World Service negotiating global distribution deals.
More recently, I worked for Apple Podcast. Yep, I switched sides. Managing their partnerships and discovering talent across Europe. My time at Apple ended on a high note, by releasing content on Apple’s voice assistant – Siri, in tandem with the launch of their smart speaker – HomePod. The service was released in multiple geos and languages and I’m honoured to be one of few people to be on a launch team for an Apple product.
It’s safe to say I’m a digital audio evangelist. I’ve been a Judge for The British Podcast Awards, Audio Production Awards and facilitated the Spotify Sound Up Accelerator Programme, as part of my mission to bring engaging content to audiences and champion the careers of creatives.
Recently I joined Birmingham City University as a visiting lecturer for the Digital Media Technology Lab. Here we research and develop the processing and distribution of content. Audio is a constant in my career, and I’m excited to be part of a team who are creating efficient and new ways of delivering content.