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London Networking Event

The first joint KEHS and KES London Networking Event for professionals working in or around the capital. 

As part of our new OE Careers Network, I am pleased to say that on 3rd March we hosted our first ever London Networking event, jointly with former pupils of KES, at the Deloitte Academy in London. The evening was a unique opportunity for OEs to network with fellow professionals from across the capital. More than 70 OEs from the two schools attended.

The event started at 6.30pm with a panel discussion and Q&A on ‘the Future of the Media’ chaired by journalist and speaker Nisha Pillai (Class of 1979). Following the panel discussion, the evening continued with networking over drinks and canapés.



Nisha PillaiNisha Pillai: Journalist & Anchor, BBC
Class of 1979

Nisha Pillai is an accomplished former news presenter with BBC World News who now specialises in moderating Panel Discussions and High Level Dialogues. She has worked closely with several UN agencies, with scientific institutes such as CERN, and with industry events and conferences in the Finance, IT and Energy sectors. Nisha's 25 year career at the BBC culminated as one of the main news anchors at BBC World News, where she reported extensively during the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq war. As an award-winning investigative journalist at Panorama, Nisha had notable investigations to her name. She was awarded the Royal Television Society's Award for her investigation into the late Robert Maxwell, which was broadcast a month before his death. She read economics at the London School of Economics and was a graduate trainee at Schroders.

Ed SheddEd Shedd: Managing Partner (Global Media & Entertainment Practice), Deloitte
Class of 1985
Ed Shedd leads the UK Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT) industry team, as well as the global Media & Entertainment Practice and UK TMT Consulting Practice. Ed specialises in providing strategic, operational and technology enabled solutions to many sectors of the digital, multi-platform media industry, ranging from TV broadcasters and US majors, to traditional publishers, gaming and mobile content companies. He is a founder member of the production company Monkey, producers of the Charlotte Church show and the Bafta award winning Made in Chelsea.

Chris EvansChris Evans: Editor & Director of Content, The Telegraph
Class of 1986

After leaving Brasenose College, Oxford, Chris began his media career at the South West News Service as a reporter. From there he moved to the Daily Mail, rising quickly from reporter to deputy news editor to home news editor. In 2007Chris joined the Telegraph as news editor and was ultimately promoted to editor and director of content earlier this year. 

Richard MoynihanRichard Moynihan: Social Media Editor, The Telegraph
Class of 2000

Richard joined The Telegraph in February 2014 and is responsible for the strategy and management of the brand's social media channels and online community. He is heavily-focused on growing social media referral traffic through socially-shareable stories. Prior to joining The Telegraph, Richard headed up social media efforts at Metro where, from January 2013 to January 2014, visits to from social media increased 13x. Before joining Metro, Richard worked in editorial at Emap (now Bauer) at FHM, and was managing editor at Al Gore's Emmy and Webby-award winning Current, overseeing online editorial, social media and community. During the 2008 US Presidential elections, he worked in San Francisco on the first-known instance of a TV channel incorporating Twitter into live TV. 

Charlotte CrossCharlotte Cross: Producer, ITN
Class of 2002

Charlotte Cross is a multi-platform journalist who has worked across a variety of regional and national news outlets. Having graduated with a First Class (Hons) degree in psychology and philosophy from the University of Nottingham, she began working for the Bromsgrove and Redditch Standards, where she qualified as a journalist. She went on to become chief reporter of the UK's biggest-selling regional daily newspaper. After studying towards a MA in Broadcast Journalism, she worked as a freelance journalist for Channel 5 News, ITN Productions and the BBC, ultimately securing a role as a producer for ITN. Charlotte has been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards, including Young Journalist of the Year and Student of the Year in the Midland Media Awards, and won Digital Scoop of the Year in the ITV News Awards 2014.