Last year's speakers
Helen Nunn, Head of PR, Sky
Helen is Head of PR at Sky, leading the team who looks after consumer comms for Sky’s products, including Sky Glass, Sky Q, Sky Mobile and Sky Broadband. We run a busy tech press office, alongside consumer campaigns and product launches – a particular highlight was the HUGE launch of Sky Glass. We’re also lucky enough to work with a roster of some of the best PR agencies in the UK. Prior to joining Sky, Helen worked in-house and agency side for the likes of Weight Watchers, Nestle, P&G and Dulux. In her role at Sky, her key focus is on blending hands-on consumer PR excellence, with sophisticated and nuanced c-suite stakeholder management.
Henri Moore, VP & Head of Responsible Business
Henri Moore joined GSK Consumer Health, now Haleon as Vice President/Head of Responsible Business in October 2022. In her role, she will ensure that Haleon remains focused on our purpose of delivering everyday health with humanity through the development and program execution of community investment/employee engagement and human rights strategies. Previously, Moore served as Vice President/Head of Global Responsibility and President of the foundation at Corteva Agriscience where she was responsible for the development and execution of the Corteva Global Responsibility strategy, inclusive of community investment, sustainability, and agriculture development in more than 140 countries.
Moore brings more than 30 years of experience in marketing, public relations, philanthropy, community outreach, sustainability and sponsorships. She has a proven track record of achieving exceptional results through partnership and collaboration.
Outside of Corteva, Moore is active in community service that helps youth and young adults realize their potential. In 2022, Moore was appointed by President Biden to serve on the USAID Board for International Food and Agricultural Development. She also serves on the Board of the Rodel Foundation, Food Bank of Delaware as well as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office and the Satell Institute. Moore is also an active member of the Forum of Executive Women and the Executive Leadership Council.
Lucy Reynolds, Vice President & Director of Corporate Affairs, Communications & ESG, Boots UK
Lucy is Vice President and Director of Communications and ESG at Boots. She is responsible for external and internal communications, as well as ESG and sustainability, championing Boots‘ core messages to customers, team members, the media, and wider stakeholders.
Lucy has been instrumental in the development of Boots’ CSR partnerships with The Hygiene Bank, The Prince's Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Before joining Boots in January 2020, Lucy was Head of External Communications at Vodafone, focusing on strategic communications and reputation transformation. Prior to this she spent 15 years at Jaguar Land Rover in multiple global senior roles. Lucy started her career in communications as a graduate with GSK.
Isobel Coney, Managing Director, Red Consultancy
Isobel is managing director of Red Consultancy, an award winning, multi-specialist, strategic communications consultancy. Her focus is on delivering exceptional client experience, agency growth and culture.
Before Isobel took over the role of agency MD, she was based in Los Angeles for four years, working with global agencies FleishmanHillard and Golin.
Isobel has over 20 years’ experience, advising global businesses and brands across multiple sectors on both B2C and B2B communications.
Victoria Johnson, Social Impact Director at BT Group
Victoria Johnson is BT Group’s Social Impact Director and currently leads the development of the digital impact programmes providing support to reach 25 million people with help to make the most of life in the digital world.
Victoria has over 20 years’ experience working in PR, Marketing, Brand and ESG. She has previously worked at Comms agencies Edelman, Ogilvy and Cake Media as well as in house roles at TK Maxx and Match.com
Antonia Bance, Head of Campaigns, Communications & Digital, Trades Union Congress
Antonia Bance has been head of campaigns, communications and digital at the Trades Union Congress since 2015. She has overseen a massive expansion in the TUC’s media and social coverage – including launching the TUC’s hugely successful TikTok channel. She is currently leading campaigns on the cost-of-living crisis and current wave of industrial action.
At the TUC, Antonia ran the successful campaign against new trade union restrictions in 2015-16 and supported the TUC’s successful negotiation of the furlough scheme at the start of the pandemic. She runs major digital innovation programmes to get under under-30s into unions and help unions overcome the strike ballot thresholds.
Antonia is an expert in campaigns strategy and issue communications. She was previously policy and communications director for a domestic abuse charity and head of campaigns for the housing charity Shelter. She is a trustee of the Nationwide Foundation, and is a former Labour councillor and parliamentary candidate.
David Ginivin, VP Corporate Communications and Reputation, Sage
With over 20 years of experience as a communicator in the UK, David has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in various sectors including Financial Services, Telecoms, Retail, Pharma, and currently, Tech spaces. In his roles, he has had to navigate media relations, public affairs, internal communications, and financial communications. David finds the current media and communications landscape fascinating, particularly the evolution of social channels and how we communicate generally. At his current company, Sage, they prioritise a "H2H" approach to communicating over "B2B" - “H” is for Human. In his free time, David is passionate about current affairs, sport, food, and travel."
Cory Reynolds, Director - Corporate Affairs, Biffa
Cory is the Corporate Affairs Director of leading UK sustainable waste management company, Biffa plc. She joined Biffa in November 2020. Over the past 15 years Cory has led communications functions across public sector and utilities businesses having previously worked in the media as a journalist and editor for the BBC. At Biffa, Cory is responsible for Government affairs, media, social media, brand, internal communications, investor relations, sustainability, and environmental compliance.
Cory is committed to helping solve the UK’s waste challenge and understands the key role the sector has in tackling the climate emergency. Biffa has become the most efficient, low-carbon commercial waste collection platform in the UK, has strengthened its market leading position in closed-loop plastic recycling and has become a leader in the redistribution of surplus produce, following its acquisition of Company Shop Group.
Over the past year Cory has led the further development of sustainability reporting including social value while ensuring successful delivery of a strong period of growth for Biffa.
Cory is a member of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and a keen all year-round sea swimmer.
Danny Rogers , Editor-in-chief, PRWeek
Danny Rogers is one of the world's pre-eminent media and marketing journalists. He has been editor of Campaign, PRWeek and Marketing and is currently group editor-in-chief of PRWeek. In 2015 he published his first book, Campaigns that Shook the World; The Evolution of Public Relations. Rogers has won many industry awards including the British Society of Magazine Editors' 'Editor of the Year' in 2008. Rogers has also been a contributing editor to The Independent, The Guardian and Financial Times' Creative Business, and is a regular commentator on international broadcast media.
Alison Last, Head of Communications, Kelloggs
Alison Last is UK Head of Communications for leading global food company, Kellogg’s. She has been with the company for over 15 years and prior to that worked for a number of major consumer brands across different sectors including Finance, and Retail.
At Kellogg’s she is responsible for Brand PR, ESG Communications, Crisis Handling, Internal Communications and engagement with politicians and government officials in the devolved nations.
Alison is an ardent advocate for ESG, leading external storytelling on topics such as sustainable packaging, tackling hunger and food renovation.
Alison is also communications lead for Kellogg’s equity, diversity and inclusion employee resource groups and believes in supporting and enabling colleagues to be the change makers towards a more inclusive organisation. She took a leadership role in making Kellogg’s packs accessible for those with sight loss through the company’s partnership with Navilens.
Warren Johnson, Founder, W Communications
Stephanie Lunn, Global People & Culture Director, Guinness World Records
Baha Hamadi, Board Member, Public Relations & Communications Association MENA
Kerry Thorpe , Head of Communications, Europe, Ben & Jerrys
Kerry joined the tasty world of Ben & Jerry’s six years ago and is responsible for the development of the company’s communication strategies, goals and procedures. Kerry’s role requires more than tickling taste-buds with flavour news. She also works hand in hand with Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission Managers and NGO partners across Europe to use the ice cream business – and it’s cross channel connections with fans – as a force for good. Kerry is responsible for co-creating social justice campaigns that drive systemic change; most recently on the topics of climate justice, refugee rights and marriage equality. Kerry started her career at MTV, and was previously Head of PR at communications charity Media Trust.
Alex Malouf , Corporate Communications Director, Schneider Electric
Alex Malouf is a marketing communications executive who has spent the last 17 years in the Middle East. Alex has lived across the region, in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and the United Arab Emirates. He is the Corporate Communications Director for the Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric.
A journalist by training and with a cultural mix that is both European and Arabic, Alex’s expertise spans communications and media, public relations and marketing for both multinationals in the energy, technology and FMCG space as well as several Gulf-based government institutions.
Laura Colantuono, Head of Internal Communications, International, The Kraft Heinz Company
Laura is a comms professional with over 12 years of experience gained in global organizations. She’s Italian but has lived abroad for almost half of her life. Laura started her career as a journalist to then join Unilever Italy in 2010 where she discovered her passion for Internal Communications. A passion that has been growing over the years, this led her to the luxury sector in 2014, when she moved to Fendi (the Italian Fashion house) to lead the IC function for almost 5 years. Life then brought her to London. Harrods for one year and - almost 2 years ago - she moved to The Kraft Heinz Company, where she’s the Head of Internal Communications for the International Zone. In her current role she oversees IC for over 16,000 employees spread across 6 regions.
Julian Hunt, Vice President of Public Affairs, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
Julian Hunt is Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability for GB, Norway and Sweden at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners. 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 in these markets. Before 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. He sits on the corporate affairs groups of IGD and the British Soft Drinks Association. 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 not-for-profit organisations including the School Food Trust, FareShare and GroceryAid.