Nicky Cox, MBE
Former BBC children’s editorial director, Nicky Cox, is founder and editor-in-chief of First News, the UK’s only newspaper for children with more than two million readers. Nearly half of UK schools subscribe to First News. She is also chief executive of Fresh Start Media, an indie production company specialising in making documentary films for, and about, children, including Sky News’ children’s news show, FYI. Nicky was made an MBE by the Queen for services to children and was given a Patron’s award from the NSPCC for dedication to children. She is passionate about giving kids a voice and a fair deal. First News has been awarded Weekly National Newspaper of the Year in the UK and Save The Children gave the newspaper its award for outstanding contribution to children. In 2014 Nicky was a Woman of Achievement in the Women of the Year Awards. She is Patron of the British Youth Citizen Awards and the Global Teacher Prize. Nicky is also a BAFTA children’s judge and a special adviser to UNICEF. A mum of four, Nicky says children are 27% of the world’s people but 100% of the future. Her passion is to give children a voice, to include them in the global conversation and to help them become active and engaged world citizens. Her belief is that the world will only become a better place if the next generation is better informed than the last.