Director of Communications, Director of Public Affairs
London and South East
Highly experienced communications consultant with specialist knowledge of criminal justice, policing, civil security and defence sectors. An expert in corporate communication to support major bids, programme turnarounds and new business unit integration. Providing messaging, win themes for bids, bid writing & review, stakeholder engagement and social media support.
As Director of Public Affairs for Crest Advisory provided strategic advice on the political engagement programme with MP’s and Ministers leading to both main parties promising a Victims law.
Managed the communications programme around a £900m UK defence bid for a major US company.
Supported the G4S entry into new UK market sectors e.g. Welfare to Work through political positioning and stakeholder engagement.
Delivered communications support for Serco Civil Government to the successful £600m e-borders Home Office bid.
Managed relations with the media and politicians on sensitive issues including an undercover BBC investigation and a high-profile inquest for Serco Civil Government.
Reporter and Producer of BBC Radio Five Live and BBC News 24 from 1994 to 1998 covering home affairs issues. Reported on-air and worked behind the scenes to provide coverage of UK Criminal Justice and Home Affairs news for the BBC radio and rolling news network.
Experience: More than 20 years’ experience working in FTSE100 companies, national government and high-profile journalism. Provided invaluable support to major technology and outsourcing companies in security, defence and healthcare.