Role: Independent Director
Place of Birth: Bangor
Caitlin Hughes was born in Bangor, Wales, on 19 February 1980. She has worked in the fields of strategy consulting and media for over ten years.
Caitlin holds a Bachelor Degree in Experimental Psychology with Honours from Oxford University (Wadham College) and a Masters Degree in International Relations and Economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Caitlin began her career in 2001 at McCann Erickson and joined the Boston Consulting Group in 2004 where she worked for five years advising clients across a range of sectors including media, financial services, consumer goods and retail.
She joined the BBC in 2009 working in a variety of strategy and business development roles, including Strategy Manager in the Future Media & Technology division and Deputy Head of Strategy in the Radio division. In 2013 she moved to the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, as Director of Global Sales Strategy and Planning, and in 2014 she was appointed Director of Business Development for Global Markets.
Caitlin is a member of the Global Markets Board and the Global Leadership Team at BBC Worldwide, and a mentor to digital media startups in the BBC Worldwide Labs incubator programme.