Jessica Schibli

Jessica Schibli has recently been appointed as the BBC’s interim Head of Creative Diversity. She joined the BBC as its first Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Children’s Education in January 2021, with responsibility for ensuring that children’s content reflects young audiences authentically and ensuring diversity among the genre’s leadership teams. Whilst at the BBC, Jessica has led the successful implementation of a comprehensive D&I strategy to diversify the workforce, build a culture of inclusion and ensure representative content for children on screen. Jessica has delivered focussed diversity training to staff and hosted a series of inclusion sessions on a range of cultures and backgrounds to build an inclusive, welcoming culture for all. She also manages the expanded BBC Children’s & Education diversity fund to support underrepresented individuals in the children’s media industry and increase off-screen diversity.