Andy Carter: group head of news | comms director and consultant
BBC |Sky News |Virgin Radio |TLRC |Leeds Council |Northumbria University |Be_Ambitious
I started my broadcasting career in the early 1990s with a local radio station on the south coast of England. My first interview was with Virginia Bottomley and my first live outside broadcast was from Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice.
I went on to work for the BBC, Sky News and Virgin Radio.
I spent three years as the group head of news for a large commercial broadcaster with responsibility for compliance, legal and training across 27 newsrooms and 60+ journalists.
'Famously' I once had a date with a judge who wanted me to explain why one of my reporters had got something wrong about a trial he was presiding over.
I switched to PR and communications in 2008 and have been in charge of communications at Leeds City Council, Northumbria University, the London Borough of Sutton council and Peterborough City Council.
I am also a director of my own PR, communications and broadcasting consultancy.
I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) and the Radio Academy.
Likes: fish and chips, sunny days in the Yorkshire Dales, fast cars, technology, scuba diving
One word that describes me: big-hearted