Paddy Coulter

Until recently Chair of ARTICLE 19, the international press freedom organisation, Paddy Coulter is a specialist in media and sustainable development with over 30 years’ professional experience of international communications. He is currently a partner in the Oxford Global Media consultancy.

Paddy was Director of Studies at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, responsible for the Reuters Journalism Programme from 2001 to 2007, and subsequently until 2019 Communications Director for the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of Oxford University’s Department of International Development.

He previously worked in television as Director of the independent production company, the International Broadcasting Trust, producing over a hundred television programmes for BBC TV and other leading broadcasters on global development and environment stories.

Paddy, who hails from Northern Ireland, is on the board of the international human rights body, the Equal Rights Trust, and is also an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College at Oxford. He has previously served as a trustee for Oxfam, UNICEF UK, Comic Relief and the Media Trust.