About me

I am a communications professional with top level experience in journalism, business, politics and campaigns. My specialisms include speech writing, training and publicity, as well as advice on communications strategy.

My work has ranged from producing award-winning radio programmes and writing speeches for global business leaders to managing multimedia teams and securing front page media coverage to help organisations get their message across. My interests include education, digital communications, energy and climate change and the role of business in society.

Here’s my career in brief.

1981-85         Reporter for the Surrey Mirror, Redhill, UK
1985-87         Press officer for UK Department of Education
1987-93         Senior Producer, BBC Today Programme
1993-94         Press Secretary to UK Liberal Democrat Leader, Paddy Ashdown
1994-96         Head of Media Relations, BTEC (Business and Technician Education Council)
1996-98         Director of Communications, European Movement
1998-2002     Speechwriter, BT
2002-10         Writer and consultant
2010-16         Editor-in-chief, BP
2016              Writer, coach, consultant

MA in English from Oxford University
National Council for the Training of Journalists Proficiency Certificate;