Director of Communications, University of Cambridge
Paul Mylrea is the Director of Communications for the University of Cambridge, and the Head of the University's Office of External Affairs & Communications. Paul has worked at a senior level in government, public sector bodies and the not-for-profit sector.
Before taking up his post at Cambridge he was the Director of Public Affairs for the BBC, and he has held major communications leadership roles at Oxfam, Transport for London and the Department for International Development.
He began his career as a journalist on regional newspapers before joining Reuters, where, over a 20 year period, he reported from more than 30 countries. As Head of Media for Oxfam GB he was responsible for the day to day management of the UK-based media team and strategic development of the charity’s worldwide external communications.
As Director of Group Media Relations for Transport for London he led the communications response to the 7th July bombings, for which his team won the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Crisis Communications Award.
In 2007 he moved to become Communications Director of the Government Department for International Development where he helped raise the profile of Britain’s international aid efforts and built an innovative digital engagement team. Joining the BBC as Head of Press and Media Relations he became Director of Communications in 2011, responsible for all communications at the BBC.