Hosts

TEDxAberdeen

Moray Barber 

TEDxAberdeen Licensee and co-host

Moray is the licence holder for TEDx Aberdeen and he was instrumental in bringing the TEDx conference to the city in 2021.

He is a partner with professional services firm EY and is Aberdonain born and bred. Whilst he has had spells living in other villages, towns and cities over the years, there is no doubt Aberdeen represents ‘home’.

Moray attended both St Machar and Forres Academies and is an alumni of the University of Aberdeen where he earned his law degree and Diploma in Legal Practice. He is Chair of Castlegate Arts Limited, is a Burgess of the city of Aberdeen and a member of the Ab-erdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce Policy Council.

He is also a long-standing writer and performer with the much loved local comedy group The Flying Pigs. ‘The Pigs’ were formed by good friends made whilst they were all in-volved with the Aberdeen Student Shows and Moray joined them on stage for the first time in 2005. Since then he has been part of their many shows at His Majesty’s Theatre, their acclaimed BBC Scotland Radio Shows plus many after-dinner and cabaret events.

A keen runner and cyclist, Moray is married to Michelle, has two children – Olivia and Harris – and is the family’s designated dog-walker for their Australian Labradoodle, Ben-son.

No stranger to the stage, Moray will revel in his role as a co-host of TEDx Aberdeen and bring his own distinct Doric brand of “Je ne sais Fit” to the event.

Fiona Stalker

BBC Journalist and Presenter and TEDxAberdeen co-host

Fiona Stalker is an experienced journalist & presenter with BBC Scotland who was born in Aberdeen. For many years she worked as a reporter within the busy Aberdeen newsroom.

Fiona co-presents BBC Scotland’s Sunday Show on BBC One & BBC Radio Scotland, presents Friday’s “Drive Time” on BBC Radio Scotland and “Seven Days” on the BBC Scotland channel in addition to her reporting role.

She has a background in commercial radio – starting her career at Northsound in Aberdeen where she was latterly Programme Controller.

Fiona has mentored many pupils in the city as part of the BBC’s School News Report project which encourages youngsters to engage with news and current affairs.

Fiona climbs, wild swims & walks her Dachshund.