Speakers


Jim Connor, Director of Commnications, Lloyds Banking Group

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Yvonne O'Hara, Head of Internal Communications, Met Police

Yvonne O’Hara is Head of Internal Communications at the Metropolitan Police Service with responsibility for corporate and emergency communications to 44,000 staff. After studying law and European studies, she changed disciplines moving into PR where she worked at Kennedy PR and Audience in Dublin before moving to London. She has worked in a range of internal communications and marketing roles at University College London, AMEC and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Phil Askham, Global Director of Employee Communications, HSBC

Phil Askham leads a team of over 60 people responsible for employee communications across HSBC Businesses and Functions, over 260,000 employees working in 74 countries. Phil has been with HSBC since 2007. Previously, he worked for O2 UK as Head of Internal Communications and Employee Involvement. He learned his craft during a 3-year stint at Smythe Dorward Lambert, one of the UK's first internal communications consultancies. He started his career as a fast stream civil servant in the Department for Education of the UK Government, including 2 years as Private Secretary to successive Secretaries of State. Phil has an MBA from London Business School and a Theology & Philosophy degree from Oxford University. Away from work, he enjoys open water swimming, reading and family time at weekends.

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Lucy Mulliner, Head of Internal Communications, EE

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Tanya Burack, Director, Internal Communications, Savills

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Melissa Stewart, Head of Internal Communications, Save The Children UK

Melissa is currently Head of Internal Communications at Save the Children UK, where the challenge has been to bring some discipline and focus to a very cluttered and noisy internal communications culture, build understanding of the organisational strategy, and to increase engagement between the leadership team and staff. Previously Melissa spent a year at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s office (PHSO) where she was brought in to troubleshoot a chronically low employee engagement situation and establish an effective internal communications function from scratch. That followed six years leading internal communications and engagement globally for the British Council.

Katie Bunting, Internal Communications Manager, Ovo Energy

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Claire Vivyan Roberts, Head of Employee Communicatipns, Santander

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Kathryn Kneller, Interim Head of Employee Commuications, Britvic

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Robert Mayor, Head of Communications, University of Greenwich

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Danielle Chan, Head of Internal Communications, Intergrated Community Care

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Emma Guise, Director of Communications, Macmillan Cancer Support

Emma Guise is Director of Communications at Macmillan Cancer Support. She has over 15 years’ experience in strategic communications, media and public relations in large, high profile charities. She joined Macmillan in 2011 as Head of Media and became Director of Communications in May 2016, leading both the external and internal communications functions for one of the UK’s leading charity brands. Before Macmillan she was Head of Media at Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.

Sue Woodville, Group Head of Internal Communications, G4S

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Michelle Elstein, Director of Market Development and Strategy, Europe, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Michelle has over twenty years experience in sales, marketing and comms, having spent time living and working in London and New York. She has worked both client side and in agencies, with the latter half of her career being in-house in professional services organisations. Michelle was hired by Morrison & Foerster specifically to lead on corporate strategy, marketing and communications for the European region of this global law firm. Her focus is on setting strategy, engaging employees and business development, given that the firm is transforming and investing in its European business.

Helen Schick, Head of Internal Communications and Engagement, Alzheimer's Society

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Siobhra Murphy, Head of PR and Communications, London's Air Ambulance

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Deborah Smith, Internal Communications Executive, Skyscanner

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Tracey Cobbett, Head of Internal Communications, Serco

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Christina Mills, former Director of Group Communications and Reputation, SABMiller

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Rachel Mason, Internal Communications Manager, Wellcome Trust

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Please note that this list is subject to change.