Adam Davidson, Senior Director, FTI
Adam is a Senior Director for FTI’s Strategic Communications segment. Adam works across financial, corporate and crisis communications briefs, helping a range of private and public companies navigate complex periods of change. He's advised clients on preparing for and responding to numerous crisis situations, including product recalls, accidents, cyber incidents, personnel issues and more. He often helps clients to establish effective crisis comms practices and protocols to ensure they are ready for any eventuality. Adam is also one of the authors of FTI Consulting’s Anatomy of a Crisis research series. The first issue published in 2017 analysed 100 crises over the last 20 years to make predictions about future events. The second edition, looking at market reactions to bad company news, was published in January 2019.
Aimee Goldsmith, Associate Director, Company Communications, Northern Europe, Procter & Gamble
An inclusive leader, Aimee brings deep functional expertise along with commercial understanding to manage risk and build brand and corporate reputation. Aimee started her career in R&D using the skills acquired from her scientific degree and has acquired a strong breadth of experience through the technical and communications roles held. Within her current role, for P&G Northern Europe, she leads Media Relations & Corporate Communications, Executive Coaching & Communications, Employee Communications & Engagement alongside Issue and Crisis Prevention & Resolution. Aimee established, and is the Steering Team sponsor, for the P&G Northern Europe Citizenship Board, the 5 pillars of which are truly embedded into how we deliver our business results, in order that our brands, our people and our operations can be a force for good and a force for growth. Passionate about Diversity & Inclusion, one of P&G’s core Citizenship priorities, Aimee keeps her scientific skillsets current through her championship of women’s careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Aimee is married and lives in Surrey with her husband and twin boys.
Damian Collins MP, Chair, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
Damian Collins has served as the Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe since 2010. Damian’s career before politics was in the advertising and communications industries, working at M&C Saatchi and Lexington Communications. During the Coalition government Damian served as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the then Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond. From 2012 to 2014 he was PPS to the then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers. From October 2016 to November 2019 he was Chairman of the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee. In this role he led the committee’s inquiries into doping in sport, online disinformation, football governance, homophobia in sport, and the social impact of culture and sport in education. Damian is Chairman of the Conservative Arts and Creative Industries Network. His first book, ‘Charmed Life: The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon’, was published by HarperCollins in 2016.
James Melville-Ross, Senior Managing Director - Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting
Joe Rankin, Head of Communications, London City Airport
Joe is Head of Communications at London City Airport and is responsible for internal and external comms including social media. Joe cut his teeth working on fracking when it was literally and figuratively causing earthquakes. He subsequently worked with brands like Heineken, Harrods, Nestlé and Shell, helping them to handle Greenpeace protests, navigate social media storms and plan for data breaches. A self-confessed aviation geek, Joe jumped at the opportunity to join London City Airport. His remit includes raising the airport’s profile and demonstrating how it serves the whole of the capital, while protecting its reputation and popularity among passengers and airlines. With a busy airport operating alongside a major £500m redevelopment, there is always something for Joe to deal with. Despite that, and wider challenges faced by the airport and the sector, he does manage to find time to watch the planes.
Jo Scott, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lloyd’s
As Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Jo is responsible for promoting and protecting Lloyd’s brand and reputation globally. She joined Lloyd’s from the London Stock Exchange in 2004, working in a number of senior communications roles before being promoted to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer in January 2020. Jo is married and has three children.
Julian Hunt, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications and Sustainability GB, Coca-Cola European Partners
Julian Hunt joined Coca-Cola European Partners in 2011 as Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability for GB. In this role he is responsible for all aspects of CCEP’s internal and external communications, as well as its sustainability and Government affairs programmes. Prior to joining CCEP, Julian was Director of Communications at the Food and Drink Federation where he helped to steer the industry through many challenging debates, not least on public health. Before that, Julian was Editor of The Grocer magazine. In June 2013 he joined the Board of OPRL Ltd, the organisation which runs the packaging recycling information scheme in Great Britain. He is proud also to have supported the work of other organisations including the School Food Trust, FareShare and GroceryAid. He currently sits on the corporate affairs group of the British Soft Drinks Association, the Industrial Strategy Group of the Food and Drink Federation and the management committee of the Food and Drink Sector Council.
Will Moy, Chief Executive, Full Fact