Writer, Broadcaster & Presenter

Conference Co-Host

Gemma Cairney is a British broadcaster and published author that has explored the intersections of the activism and creativity that is in her DNA since training in Theatre at the start of noughties at a no-fee paying school for The Performing Arts (BRIT School). 

Decades later, her CV is expansive, from honing her craft in live radio for years hosting daily shows at the BBC to using her voice for global campaigns, founding a boutique production company and writing published books on subjects that explore humanity, arts and culture.  

Gemma is also Chair of the Board for the Edinburgh Art Festival. 


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