As a former Head of Communications at inspectorate Ofsted I am
experienced in high level public sector communications; advising boards
and senior managers, developing strategies and leading communications
staff. I advise on aspects of communications from strategic planning to crisis
I have a passion for team development - building the capacity, confidence,
political skill and energy of communications’ operations.
Media handling and planning
I can support your organisation across the full range of media strategy
issues, including developing clear messages, working with journalists and
maximising impact. I advise on areas such as managing a reputational risk
and preparing for difficult media appearances.
Training senior staff and comms teams
For communications teams I help them get the basics right such as the best
ways to work with journalists, how to make more effective press calls and
how to manage difficult relationships. For senior staff I advise on public
speaking, preparing for media interviews, handling high risk issues and
I work with the communications team, board and senior staff to analyse
communications needs, devise the right strategy and build relations
between the communications team and the rest of the organisation - a
crucial but often undervalued part of delivering effective communications.
Crisis public relations
Advising boards and
Public Policy Media