As Head of Creative Diversity at the BBC, Miranda Wayland is responsible for overseeing the overall on-air, onscreen diversity and inclusion strategies across output; supporting the commissioning teams and independent suppliers to drive change, increase representation and ensure the BBC delivers against its strategic goals and public purpose.
Miranda is also a board member of the Creative Diversity Network (CDN), working closely with BBC, C4, Sky and independent programme makers to implement change across the sector. CDN delivered the world’s first pan-industry Diversity monitoring system: Diamond.
Miranda recently received a Special Recognition Award at the Asian Media Awards for her contribution and dedication to diversity and inclusion within the media industry. She sits on the advisory board for ScreenSkills and provides consultancy advice for a number of charitable organisations.
Serena Arthur graduated from Mansfield in 2019. She was co-founder and deputy editor of ONYX magazine, a student-led publication that platforms the writing and art of students of African and Caribbean heritage. She now works in the Editorial department of one of the UK's biggest publishing houses, Hachette UK.