Christopher Wyld

Christopher Wyld spent nineteen years at the BBC, joining Radio News as a subeditor in 1978. He left in 1995 having spent seven years as foreign editor in BBC News gathering.

He subsequently worked as head of communications for Business in the Community and as chief executive of Children’s Express, a charity whose aim was to give young people the power and means to express themselves publicly on issues that affected them. He also worked as a primary school teacher in the London Borough of Hackney.

Christopher was appointed director of the Foreign Press Association in 2008. He is married to the writer Kate Figes and they have two daughters.

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