Claire Paul


In a career spanning 27 years in the broadcasting industry, Claire has undertaken a broad range of senior editorial and management roles. She’s currently working with the BBC Academy to ensure that the BBC attracts the brightest young talent from the broadest range of backgrounds. Claire has led the BBC’s growth in apprenticeships, working with other employers to develop employer designed qualifications, including a ground breaking degree level Technology apprenticeship involving university partners.

A journalist by background, Claire has been the General Manager of BBC News and the General Manager of BBC Radio & Music. In this role she project managed the launch of the BBC’s digital radio networks. Before that she was Head of Editorial Standards for BBC Production, working with the BBC’s Production Board to ensure that the BBC’s television programmes met the highest editorial standards. Claire started off her career as a radio presenter and, at 25, was the BBC’s youngest ever radio station Editor when she launched what is now BBC Southern Counties Radio.