About Nigel Paine

Nigel Paine is a change-focused leader with a worldwide reputation and a unique grasp of media, learning and development in the public, private and academic sectors.

He has extensive experience in leadership and consultancy with public service broadcasters, SMEs, global industry players, government and education institutions.

Nigel focuses on the use of learning technologies, organisational development, leadership and creativity with a spotlight on maximising human potential, innovation and performance in the workplace. Nigel is a strategic thinker, able to motivate, lead and drive organisations forward to deliver business and training objectives.

Nigel was appointed in April 2002 to head up the BBC’s training and development operation, where he built one of the most successful learning and development operations in the UK. This included an award-winning leadership programme, state-of-the-art informal learning, e-learning and knowledge sharing, and one of the most outstanding and well-used intranets in the corporate sector.

Nigel left the BBC in September 2006 to start his own company, which focuses on leadership, creativity, innovation and e-learning. He works with companies in Europe, Brazil, Australia and the US in this capacity. At Elliott Masie’s ‘Learning 2006’ conference in Florida, he was awarded the title of ‘2006 Learning Thought Leader’. He is now a Masie Learning fellow.

He is an academic director and member of the international advisory board at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on a learning leaders doctoral programme. Nigel is a board member of Management issues which is an international outline expert forum. He was part-time chief executive of the Broadcast, Training and Skills Regulator during 2006/2007, where he introduced media sector training awards and produced a definitive state of training report in that industry.

Nigel has written articles and white papers published on subjects as diverse as ‘Creativity in the Workplace’, ‘Building Corporate Heroes’ and ‘The Future of E-Learning’.


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