I’ve worked in communications since 1997. For the first four years I was a writer and editor for agencies that have since become Sequel Group and Beetroot, producing employee magazines and online news in the early days of the intranet.
In 2001 I joined the corporate communications team at Siemens. For five years I managed the employee newspaper, website and intranet for the UK business, represented it on the company’s European web user experience group and helped build a network of communicators from each of Siemens’ business units across the UK. I also managed internal communications for customer service and continuous improvement programmes, the launch of a new flexible benefits scheme, M&A activity and the relocation of the UK headquarters.
In 2006 I moved to Vodafone, leading a team managing the company’s internal communications channels in the UK. In a whirlwind 18 months we re-launched the employee magazine and intranet, introduced new line manager channels, managed campaigns to engage employees in Vodafone’s football and music sponsorship programmes, supported its flagship employee recognition scheme and communicated a major re-launch of the company’s UK strategy.
In 2008 I joined Coca-Cola Enterprises, which became Coca-Cola European Partners in 2016 following a merger and is now Coca-Cola Europacific Partners. I led a corporate team responsible for internal and digital communications, working closely with business leaders and the internal communications teams in each of our markets. I was also the integration communications lead for the 2016 merger.
In 2016 I became head of internal communications for BT Group, leading a team of communications business partners who supported the company’s group functions, and the company’s channel management team.
Since 2019 I’ve worked for Iron Mountain, where I lead a team of communications business partners responsible for internal communications, media relations and customer communications.
Away from work, I’m kept busy by family life including an English Pointer called Barney, who’s my running mate most mornings. I don’t read nearly enough for my liking but when I do, it’s likely to be about sport or a political biography. And I’m a devoted Liverpool fan, which you may occasionally notice from these pages or my tweets…