Rosie Millard OBE is a broadcast journalist, feature writer, columnist for The Independent, author, Chair Hull UK City of Culture 2017. She is the CEO of Children and the Arts, a charity aiming to engage disadvantaged children with live art across the country.
She was the BBC's Arts Correspondent for a decade and became a familiar face reporting on arts, culture and showbiz across the network on radio and television. She still works for the BBC and appears on Radio Four, Five Live, Newsnight and other BBC News programmes, as well as Sky News, as an expert on culture and lifestyle. She has appeared on Sunday Morning Live and Question Time to discuss topical and news issues, often prompted by her Saturday morning column in The Independent.
Rosie also writes regular features, profiles and opinion pieces for The Telegraph, Sunday Times, Radio Times and other newspapers and magazines. She has written four books, most recently >The Brazilian (Legend Press 2017), a sequel to her best-selling debut The Square (Legend Press, 2015), a comic romp set in contemporary London. Bonnes Vacances (Summersdale, 2010) is a comic memoir set in the French overseas departments, and The Tastemakers (Thames & Hudson, 2001) is a survey of why British contemporary art became fashionable.
She produces TV documentaries, most recently a survey of British art for the ITV series Perspectives, which was fronted by Gary Kemp. Rosie presented a series of six half hour documentaries about tropical France, Croissants in the Jungle, for the Travel Channel.
Rosie is an able and charismatic conference chair and moderator, most recently at a conference held by NESTA at Birmingham Central Library.
She was appointed Chair of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, which has been a £32.5 million year of transformative culture in the city of Hull throughout 2017. In 2017, Rosie was appointed the Deputy CEO of the Creative Industries Federation, which is an organisation representing the creative industries and all the arts in the UK.
Rosie was appointed OBE in the New Year Honours List 2018 for services in the arts to the city of Hull.
As a taster, she was on the team which got Hull University to the final of Christmas University Challenge in 2015, beating both Oxford and Newcastle en route.
She read English and Drama at the University of Hull and also studied at the London College of Communications and the Courtauld Institute, where she did the Survey Course in the History of Art.
Rosie lives in central London with her husband Pip Clothier, a TV documentary maker, and their four children.
She is a keen marathon and half-marathon runner, and has run marathons in America, Europe and on the Great Wall of China, as well as completing the London Marathon and Triathlon. She is also a leader for the Second South Islington Brownies.
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For more information visit Rosie's website: www.rosiemillard.com