The Judges - Adrian Van Klaveren
World War One Centenary, BBC
Adrian is Controller, World War One Centenary for the BBC. In this role, he is responsible for the BBC’s coverage of the centenary across all of its output – TV, radio and online – and across the BBC’s international, national and local services. From 2008 until 2012 he was Controller of BBC Radio 5 live, the BBC’s news and sport radio station, and BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra.
Adrian joined the BBC as a News Trainee in 1983, working as a producer in Television News and Current Affairs. He has been Deputy Editor of the Nine O’Clock News and Newsnight and was Head of Local Programmes for the BBC in the West Midlands. In 1996 he joined the BBC Newsgathering as News Editor and in 2000 became Head of Newsgathering. In 2005 he was appointed Deputy Director and Controller of Production for BBC News.
Adrian is a former trustee of the Radio Academy.