- Neurodiversity Speaker
- Environmental Speaker
- Sprngwatch Presenter
Chris Packham has gained recognition as a television presenter, naturalist, award winning conservationist, campaigner, photographer and author.
As a broadcaster he began his career as a presenter on The Really Wild Show in 1986. Since then he has presented many programmes including BBC's BAFTA award winning Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch. Recent notable programmes include Blue Planet Live, Asperger’s and Me, Earth Live and Yellowstone Live, Chris Packham: Forever Punk, Chris Packham’s Animal Einsteins.
On the publication of “Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir” in 2016, Chris revealed that he had Asperger’s. His memoir achieved critical acclaim and became a Sunday Times Best Seller in just 2 weeks and was later voted the UK’s Favourite Nature Book in an online poll organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Chris Packham “Humanity has prospered of people with autistic traits. Without them we wouldn’t have put a man on the Moon or be running Software Programmes’.
In 2020 Chris co-authored Back to Nature: How to Love Life and Save it with his step-daughter Megan McCubbin.
Chris was appointed a CBE in 2019 for his services to wildlife and nature conservation. Three years later he received the Wildscreen Panda Award for Outstanding Achievement in recognition of his significant contribution to wildlife filmmaking, conservation and the public’s understanding of the environment.
Having a keen interest in art, Chris visits as many major UK, European and American galleries as he can. Rothko, Bacon and the abstract expressionists are firm favourites and influences but he is also a keen follower of conceptual and 'street art'. In his home he favours avante garde design in a minimalist environment.
Chris is a tireless campaigner for many conservation and wildlife issues such as the illegal persecution and shooting of birds, both in Britain and overseas. In 2014 he self-funded a film crew and travelled to Malta to raise awareness of the mass killing by hunters of migrating birds in spring.
In 2019 he visited nature reserves across the UK to highlight the extent to which the nation’s wildlife is under threat. His UK Bioblitz had a scientific purpose and the results of the audit were recorded to create a benchmark to help measure the rise and fall in numbers of different species in the future.
Chris supports many wildlife, conservation and environmental charities as president, vice president, patron and supporter.
To book Chris for your next event, please call Prime Performers on 020 3500 3331 or complete the online enquiry form.