Vidar Hjardeng MBE

vidarDiversity Consultant

Vidar Hjardeng MBE studied languages at Manchester University before completing a post-graduate Journalism course at London’s City University.

Now Diversity Consultant for ITV News across England, Wales and the Channel Islands; Vidar spent over 25 years working for ITV in the Midlands, much of that time as Editor/Executive Producer on political, religious and social action magazine programmes before joining the ITV News Senior Management team and for a number of years was a Consultant Producer with Channel 4’s daytime political programme produced by ITN.

In addition to being an Associate with the Business Disability Forum, Vidar is a motivational speaker, also delivering lectures at a number of universities and is a role model for the DWP’s ‘Fulfilling Potential Making It Happen’ Campaign.

He is a Trustee with the RNIB Group, SHAPE, Performances Birmingham (which oversees the Symphony and Town Halls) and an executive member with the Audio Description Association.