I’m proud to lead our in-house team covering media engagement, government and political affairs, social media and digital content, events and conferences, and our public campaigning activities. As part of UUK's leadership team, I am responsible for identifying ways to share our work and the positive impact of universities for people, communities and the country.
I have worked in media, strategic communications and public affairs roles in a university, a Whitehall government department, a non-departmental public body and now a membership organisation. Education – and particularly its ability to transform lives – has been the common theme of all these roles. I started my career as a journalist, which gave me skills and experience I still use every day in my job.
The best thing about working at UUK is the people: from the friendly, expert UUK colleagues in every team from whom I learn so much, to our members and communications professionals in universities who share stories and ideas which bring our campaigns to life. I love the variety of communications – from thinking strategically to writing creatively – and every day brings new issues and fresh challenges.