Paul Appleby, Watershed Board Member

Paul Appleby

Watershed Board Member

Paul is the director of VID, a consultancy developing collaborations in creative technology in the greater Bristol area, working with the likes of Aardman, John Downer Productions, University of Bristol & University of Bath.

He has also been a Director of Bristol Media since it formed in 2005, and a Trustee of the Encounters Short Film Festival since 2006. Paul chairs the Creative Sector group of the West of England LEP, and on a national level he is a member of the UK Advisory Council for the Creative Industries Federation.

He produced and directed short films, multicamera and multiplatform projects throughout a 30-year career in the BBC Natural History Unit, which included a BAFTA award in 1989.

Paul received an MBE for services to the creative industries in Bristol & Bath in 2019.