The language of leadership
- Barber Lecture Theatre
Hear from some of our most successful Modern Languages graduates as they discuss their careers since leaving Birmingham and their top tips for success as well as how their language skills have helped them to progress. There will also be an opportunity for questions.
Don’t miss your chance to hear from our distinguished alumni. All are welcome.
Venue: G15, Muirhead Tower
Director of Communications, University of Cambridge
BA French Language & Literature
Paul was appointed as Director of Communications at the University of Cambridge in 2013.
He has worked in senior level positions in government, public sector bodies and the not-for-profit sector. Currently the Director of Public Affairs for the BBC, he has also held major communications leadership roles at Oxfam, Transport for London and the Department for International Development.
He began his career as a journalist on regional newspapers before joining Reuters, where he reported from more than 30 countries, including Chile and Peru, over a 20 year period.
As Head of Media for Oxfam GB he was responsible for the management of the UK-based media team and strategic development of the charity’s worldwide external communications.
As Director of Group Media Relations for Transport for London he led the communications response to the 7th July bombings, for which his team won the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Crisis Communications Award.
corporate and public affairs, programme publicity and annual reporting, as well as communications for the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.