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Clare Forestier CV

 Key Skills 
  • Professional and versatile broadcaster and presenter

  • Experienced at researching, writing and editing to deadline on a wide variety of subjects

  • Accomplished at facilitating high profile events and conversations, drawing the best from participants whilst delivering against the agreed activity outcome  

  • Adaptable and capable MC/Corporate Host able to professionally deliver key messages and also react spontaneously with humour and energy 

  • Able to develop thought leadership in blogs that appeal to diverse readership and have attracted interest across influential networks

  • Seasoned presentation and media skills trainer

Professional Qualifications
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism, The University of Central Lancashire (PG Dip) Radio & TV training, NCTJ Law and Public Administration 

  • BA (Hons) English Literature and History - University of Liverpool

Career History
- Freelance reporter, presenter, event host and media trainer

- Reporter - Industry News, ITN Productions
  • Making broadcast features for the creative and commercial arm of ITN

  • Working for B2B organisations in a number of diverse industries including; maritime, gaming, emergency services, health

- Presenter/Reporter - TechNative
  • Live Twitter reporting via Periscope for an online business news website and social media influencer at HPE Discover, a showcase tech event for business and government customers

  • Carrying out a series of live and informal interviews across a wide range of digital issues and products across a 3-day event

- Media Trainer - Electric Airwaves and independent
  • Training representatives from business, local government, environmental agencies, scientists and charities in media skills and presentation

  • Working pro-bono with entrepreneurs and start-ups offering media training, story development and press release writing advice

- Presenter - ThereIsNoClash
  • ThereIsNoClash is a social media initiative about religion and the physical and social sciences

  • I have presented 20episodes about the the relationship between science, life and Islam with a production team in Egypt  

  • Currently the published videos are garnering global viewing figures of half a million 

- Editor, Presenter, Moderator - MeetTheBoss TV 

An established IPTV business channel, MeetTheBoss TV serves over a hundred thousand senior executive members with thought-leading content across its technology, marketing, strategy and finance channels. It hosts video, audio and written interviews with senior level executives. As editor, presenter and moderator, my responsibilities included:

  • Presenting business programmes 

  • Researching, sourcing and conducting interviews with thought leaders in many verticals about digital disruption like this one on the impact of technology on sports broadcasting with Sky Sports

  • Writing content, including blogs on a variety of business subjects and thought leadership

  • Hosting and moderating events; including business dinners and high level round table discussions on a multitude of key modern business issues including IT business transformation, mobile, big data and analytics, customer experience, payment processing, DevOps, IT network agility and marketing

 

Broadcasters

During my career I have worked as a producer, reporter and newsreader for:

  •  ITV West Country

  • BBC Radio:  5 Live, World Service, Radio Bristol, Radio Solent, BBC Wiltshire

  • Commercial Radio: Ocean FM, Original 106 FM.

  • ITN: Independent Radio News, Big Breakfast, News Direct

  • The British Forces Broadcasting Service

  • Essex Radio Group 

  • Capital Radio Group & 2CR FM