Aradhna Tayal

Aradhna_Tayal_hsConsultant – Director – Speaker

Media – Arts – Events – Tech

Strategy – Partnership – Diversity

Aradhna is an experienced consultant and leader in media, events and engagement. She brings together extensive experience in the broadcasting, arts and technology sectors, with a passion for industry development to better reflect, represent and influence society.

A charismatic leader, Aradhna spearheads high-profile initiatives and programmes, bringing people together across organisations and across sectors. She believes in building partnerships to create innovative and rewarding experiences.

Through Clockhouse Media, Aradhna consults on digital, diversity and engagement strategy, covering short-term, mid-term and long-term goals. She was responsible for putting together and delivering the technology strategy for BBC Archives and worked with Sadler’s Wells, the National Theatre and AudioUK to develop their engagement goals with a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion. In 2020 Aradhna was awarded a Fellowship from The Radio Academy for services to the audio industry, having launched the Audio and Radio Emergency Fund during COVID-19 and industry-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives.

An experienced public speaker, Aradhna regularly chairs and speaks at public events and forums, such as the Royal Television Society, as well as contributing to industry boards and working groups.

Aradhna is co-founder and director of Radio TechCon, the U.K.’s audio and radio broadcast technology conference, Fellow of The Radio Academy, committee member of the Royal Television Society (RTS), London and Chair of the Jury for the RTS Student Awards, London.

Previous projects include:

  • Executive producer of Creative Cities Convention.
  • Producer of 23rd Congress of the Worldwide Association of Women Journalists and Writers, taking place in the U.K. for the first time to celebrate 100 years of female suffrage.
  • Launch of national BBC television channels.
  • Head of industry for FRAME international film festival.
  • Lead on BBC Radio’s “studio of the future”.
  • Producer of the What Next? national event for arts and culture.
  • Lead on the Film and TV Charity’s “Training+” project for better mental health.
  • Founder and director of the BBC Shorts film festival, hosted by BBC Radio 4’s Francine Stock.
  • Producer of Fast Train, the UK’s largest free training event for media professionals.