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Nils Blythe

Former BBC journalist and Communications Director at the Bank of England

Nils Blythe is a former BBC journalist and Communications Director at the Bank of England, with extensive experience as a keynote speaker and conference chairman.

As an Executive Director at the Bank of England from March 2011 to July 2014, Nils was responsible for planning and executing the Bank’s communications strategy during a period of significant change, including the arrival of Mark Carney as Governor.

Prior to joining the Bank of England, for over 20 years Nils was a BBC journalist and presenter, specialising in business and finance. He was Business Correspondent of the Today programme for four years, made numerous television documentaries, launched a daily business news discussion programme for the BBC News Channel and played a leading role in the coverage of the financial crisis.

His daily dialogues with Eddie Mair on the Radio 4 PM Programme – under the title of ‘Upshares, Downshares’ – were much acclaimed for providing an insight into complex issues in plain English.

Nils is a regular keynote speaker and/or chairman at many business conferences in Britain and Europe. He has substantial experience of running panel discussions and conducting on-stage interviews.  His expertise as a speaker includes the causes and consequences of the financial crisis, recent developments in the UK economy and the management of change in a high-profile organisation. He has a deep understanding of many aspects of the global financial system.

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  • Business Speaker
  • Conference Host
  • Moderator


Global and UK Economy


Banking & Central Banks

Cash and payment systems

Conference Chair/Moderator

a complete pleasure to work with... We had nothing but positive feedback from a usually cynical audience!

CIPR annual dinner

Nils did an excellent job with a clear, engaging and witty commentary on the more strategic aspects of cash as a payment method. He set the scene very well for our subsequent presentations and we had good feedback from the audience on his talk.


a very polished host for our showpiece event.


a thoughtful and thought-provoking presentation.


Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £3k to £7k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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