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Carole Stone CBE

Author, Former Producer, BBC
& Former Managing Director, YouGovStone Ltd

Carole Stone, CBE is a British author and freelance radio and television broadcaster. Stone spent 27 years at the BBC beginning as a newsroom secretary and went on to become the producer of Radio 4‘s flagship discussion programme Any Questions? 

In 2018, Stone established The Carole Stone Foundation to support her belief that connecting people, exchanging ideas and building friendships around the world is essential to help make a fairer society.

Since leaving the BBC Carole has worked as a freelance journalist and broadcaster and as a media consultant to chairs and chief executives of major British companies.

In April 2007, Stone became Managing Director of YouGovStone Ltd, a joint venture with online opinion polling organisation YouGov plc.

She established the YouGovStone Think Tank a global panel of 5,000 industry leaders and “influentials” from media and politics for opinion research, drawn from her database of over 50,000 people.

Carole sold her LTD company YouGovStone to YouGov PLC in 2007 and became Chair of the Advisory Board of YouGov-Cambridge.

She is a patron of the mental health charity SANE and of TOP UK (Triumph over Phobia) which runs self help groups throughout the UK for those suffering from any kind of phobia or obsessive compulsive disorder.  She is a former governor of The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and the former patron of the Global Foundation to Eliminate Domestic Violence (EDV), which included a youth network in universities for those who needed help dealing with domestic violence.

In June 2014 Carole was made a Senior Fellow of the Regent’s University London.

In 2015 Carole was appointed Chair of the Ambassadors of the Desmond Tutu Foundation UK, which works to prevent and resolve conflict, to help people build peaceful communities across the UK based on the principles of Ubuntu.

Carole is a founding director of The Hippocratic Post, the first global blogging site for medics and other health professionals.

In June 2015 Carole was made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to market research and charity.

In 2017, The Carole Stone Foundation set up its own scholarship within the charity One Young World and sends delegates to the Summit of OYW each year. OYW gathers young leaders in their 20s and 30s from around the world to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.