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Children's Media Specialist
As Controller, CBeebies (2010 – 2017), Kay commissioned all content – TV, Online, Apps and Radio, for the BBC’s pre-school Channel. Under Kay’s leadership, CBeebies became a multi-genre, multi-platform offering. This most loved and most watched Children’s Channel was awarded BAFTA Children’s Channel of the Year five times during Kay’s tenure.
With over 25 years of experience in children’s broadcasting, Kay is an independent children’s media specialist.Kay recently script edited Clangers series 3 and is working on a number of development and broadcast projects.
Lemn Sissay by Kay Benbow
"A heartbreaking but incredibly uplifting keynote by Lemn – in spite of the shocking treatment by the care home system he retained his humanity and has given so much back to young people. He’s a true inspiration." Lemn Sissay was the CMC Opening Keynote in 2016.