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Laura is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and of the PRCA, recently stepped down as Chair of the CIPR Fellows’ Forum and Chair of PRCA Scotland. She is a former CIPR (UK) Board Director and Council member and former PRCA Council members. Laura remains on the Misinformation and Climate Crisis Strategy Group.
Laura was awarded the Sir Stephen Tallents Medal from the President of the CIPR in 2019. She won PRCA Dare Awards Consultant of the Year in Scotland two years in a row, 2018 and 2019. She’s been named in the CIPR’s 70at70 anniversary book, FuturePRoof’s “Once upon a time in PR, 21 public relations pioneers shaping our industry” and was included in the 2017 Vuelio Top Ten PR blogs.
Laura is host of the People Buy People podcast, founder of PRFest and she is also a mentor to PR professionals and to senior business leaders who need to better understand public relations and how to integrate it within the business.
Her work spans consumer, tech, entrepreneurship and corporate.
Adeela is currently helping to coordinate the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign to promote the essential role of Charities in crisis and how they shape our society in the long term.
Adeela has over 20 years’ experience in charity communications across multiple skills and functions: strategic planning, market research, media, PR, events, brand, publishing and digital. Before joining CharityComms, she led the development of organisational communications, brand, and audience strategies for Friends of the Earth, putting them at the heart of the charity’s campaigning success and supporter engagement.
Advita helps organisations revolutionise the way they communicate with their workforce so they can create an inclusive culture where all colleagues can belong and understand the value, they bring to the organisation. She is also an experienced coach/mentor and works with teams and individuals to help them achieve their goals with confidence.
Advita has spoken at various events and appeared on several podcasts where she speaks about internal communications, measurement, DEI and imposter syndrome. She is a chartered PR practitioner, a Board Director and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. In 2020 she was named on the Northern Asian Top 100 powerlist and on the top 101 list for Inspiring Workplaces as one of the global influencers for employee experience.
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.
When he’s not putting pen to paper, Alex can be found advocating for the region’s media and public relations industry.
Radioactive PR combines award-winning PR and social media experience with a passion for creative stunts and campaigns with a big digital PR focus. The agency is focused on delivering links that speak to Google and results that speak to people.
OneFifty is a leading digital marketing consultancy in the UK having been named PRCA Digital Agency of the Year in 2020 and listed earlier this year as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe by the Financial Times. Its clients span corporate, B2B and B2B, including FTSE 100s Unilever, SEGRO and Sage and household names such as Airbnb, Mazda and [yellow tail] wines.
Often called in as the UK expert on social by TV, Radio and the press, she appears regularly on BBC news, Victoria Derbyshire, and Reuters, as well in The Telegraph, FT and Guardian. She’s considered the 4th most influential social media marketing expert, named one of the 25 women who have made an outstanding contribution to digital by the Drum, is named as this year’s PRovoke Innovator 25 EMEA 2020, and was honoured to be amongst the Top 100 Asian tech entrepreneurs in the UK.
She speaks at conferences, runs masterclasses, and guest lectures at two universities. She’s co-authored 4 books on social and is a regular contributor to the press.
Her expertise lies in helping brands deliver significant impact by breaking the social boring: using social data to springboard creative that delivers growth to business. Her agency works with brands including; lastminute.com, Princess Cruises, Selfridges, Mission Foods, Google, Diageo, JD Williams, Fujitsu, Sony Music, and many more. They win industry awards every year for their smarts and innovation in social media.
He is the Co-Founder of Kenya Environmental Action Network (KEAN) and currently he serves as Africa Coordinator for Earth Uprising, Organiser with Climate Live. He’s also a member of youth organization, Loss and damaged Coalition, and he was Event Co-ordinator at Mock COP26.
He advocates for climate friendly plant based food at UNFCCC meeting with movement called Food at COP.
Mary has previously held in-house roles at Inmarsat plc and Callcredit (now Transunion). Before her move in-house, Mary had a 25-year global agency career.
She was President of Women in PR for three years until January 2018 and is a member of the Advisory Board of BME PRros. Mary has featured in the PR Week Powerbook annually since 2015, is a Fellow of the CIPR, Member of the PRCA, a former Cannes Lions Glass Lion juror, a winner of the 2014 Power Part-Time awards, and a past-mentor on the PR Week Mentoring and Women in Sales mentoring programmes.
Naomi is the youngest member of the CIPR Council (2021/22) and is an Accredited PR Practitioner. She was recently listed on PR Week’s 30 under 30, and as one of the most influential PR agency professionals in the world by Propel.
Polly started at Hackney in 2003 as a press officer and worked her way up the organisation to become Director of Communications. She took on her new, broader role last year. Prior to working at Hackney, Polly worked as a political adviser in local government and in the House of Commons.
He has held a number of roles in third and public sectors, trade associations and professional bodies, contributing to business strategy, good governance, effective engagement and sustainability.
Grant is a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner and a member of CIPR, PRCA and ASPA.
Shayoni Lynn FCIPR FPRCA CMPRCA is CEO and Founder at multi-award-winning strategic communications and behavioural science consultancy, Lynn PR. Shayoni is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and Chair of PRCA Cymru.
In 2021, she was listed in the PRWeek Power Book – the definitive list of the most influential and respected communications professionals in the UK. In the same year, she was listed in the PROPEL 100 – a list of the most influential PR agency professionals in the world.
She represents Wales at the UK PR Council where she is leading a workstream on ethics and is a founding panel member and Vice-Chair of CIPR’s Behavioural Insights Interest Group, and a committee member for CIPR Education & Skills, and the Government Communication Service (GCS) South West and Wales.
Shayoni is a regular industry awards judge (CIPR, PRCA, CASE, PR Week, SABRE) and speaks on the use of data, behavioural insights, and measurement & evaluation at conferences globally.
Shayoni is an Associate Lecturer on the MA in International PR and Global Communications Management at Cardiff University. In 2019, she was recognised in the WalesOnline 35 under 35 list of top young businesswomen in Wales.
He has a proven track record for founding, growing and managing change within creative agencies. His client work includes The Associated Press, Booking.com, Cisco, The Economist, IKEA, Intel, Optical Express, and Philips.
Stephen has held the role of Visiting Professor in Practice at Newcastle University since 2014, supporting the university and students through teaching and mentoring.
His books include Exploring PR and Management Communication (Pearson, January 2021), Platinum (CIPR, September 2018), Chartered Public Relations (Kogan Page, February 2015), #BrandVandals (Bloomsbury, November 2013), Share This Too (Wiley, September 2013), Share This (Wiley, July 2012), and Brand Anarchy (Bloomsbury, February 2012).
Stephen was President of the CIPR in 2014, during which time he helped return the organisation to its roots of professionalism as set out in its Royal Charter. Stephen is a Chartered PR Practitioner, a CIPR Fellow (Hon), a Fellow of the PRCA, a Certified Member of the IoIC and member of the IPRA.
Anne co-leads the UK Government Masters programme for senior communicators, drawing participants from all major Government Departments and runs international executive education programmes for the European Commission, the Swedish Communication Association, ESADE in Spain and in Australia on strategic communication and leadership, so she understands the practitioner life.
Anne is also an international researcher having developed the Global Capability Framework for the profession in conjunction with academics and practitioners worldwide. She is author of over 80 books, book chapters, academic and popular journal articles and is co-author of the CIPR’s Ethics Guide to Artificial Intelligence in PR, published last year.. Professor Gregory is former Chair of the Global Alliance of Public Relations and Communication Management, past President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, holds the Sir Stephen Tallents Medal for her outstanding contribution to the profession and the Institute for Public Relations Distinguished Pathfinder award for research.
His experience has been gained through working with companies such as Westfield and Subaru, creating meaningful evaluation frameworks and impactful ways to showcase results.
Her clients are consultancies and in-house teams who wish to support employee development to help attain business goals. All sessions, face to face or virtual, are designed to help your business increase its positive impact. Whether you need to address agency culture, employee skill gaps or support leadership, Isobel can tailor sessions to meet your specific objectives.
Drawing experience and knowledge from a 15-year career in PR, both in-house and in agencies, her style is known for being energetic and engaging. Recent clients have included Nelson Bostock, Health Unlimited,CC Group, SQN, Tamarindo and many more.
Isobel founded Camier Communications in 2018 having been Williams F1 Head of Communications & Partnerships. Prior to that she worked at Clarion Communications.
She has the privilege of being an accredited trainer for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, where she delivers training on a range of topics. She is also a member of the PRCA’s Virtual PR Agency Group.
He is now Editor and Director at Business Leader Magazine, which he joined on the day it was founded. In his nine years at the business, he has overseen its growth and built a team of journalists and media professionals, with the title now the UK’s leading business media platform.
Business Leader – is part of the Ascot Group – and hosts various awards programmes and events as well as publishing a print magazine and digital content.
With more than 15 years of IT industry experience, Michael has served as a senior communications advisor to some of the world’s leading telco and technology brands, including the GSMA, Intel, the Mobile and Wireless Forum, Etisalat, stc, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, Tencent, Huawei, Alibaba and Motorola. He specialises in thought leadership positioning, public affairs, content marketing, stakeholder engagement and issues management.
Prior to H+K, Michael managed communications in the Asia Pacific and MENA regions for US technology company, Neustar. During his five years in this role, Michael led global communications and stakeholder engagement efforts to influence one of the biggest changes to the Internet in its history, with the introduction of new Top-Level Domains. This included the launch of the world’s first Arabic domain name, شبكة. (pronounced dot shabaka, translates to .web in English) and leading the communications and change management strategy for the $120 million acquisition of Bombora Technologies.
Prior to this, Michael spent five years as a senior communications advisor in Australia to the world’s two mobile phone industry associations, who represent every telecommunications company globally.
Michael is an award-winning communicator. His awards include being named an IABC Communicator of the Year in 2015 and one of B&T Magazine’s 30 under 30 marketers.
He holds a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) from RMIT University with majors in business and politics.
Barbara is a skilled, experienced strategic communications leader and founder of Brownstone Communications Limited.
Barbara is also a long-standing racial justice activist, public speaker and trainer and sits on the board of a number of organisations:
• Sitting Magistrate – Ministry of Justice – North West London Justice Area
• Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) Board member July 2020 (voluntary)
• The Black Curriculum Advisory Board member/Chief Strategy & Communications Officer March 2020
• Founding Chair of the Race and Ethnicity Equity Board (REEB) founded in July 2020 by the PRCA in an effort to redress the lack of racial equity in the PR and communications industry
Priya Bates is an award-winning professional communicator with a passion for driving strong performance from the inside out. As President and owner of Inner Strength Communication, Priya builds strategic internal communication, engagement, branding and transformational change plans that enable, engage and empower employees to deliver business results. Her clients include organizations and leaders across technology, retail, financial, healthcare, mining and manufacturing sectors looking to build strategic internal communication expertise.
As co-founder for A Leader Like Me, Priya creates an empowered community for women of colour to help them build skills, define strategies, and find support to grow in their careers.
Priya is an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) and was proud to become one of the first Certified Strategic Communication Management Professionals (SCMP) in the world. In 2010, she received the Master Communicator (MC) designation, the highest honour bestowed upon a communication professional from IABC Canada. In 2016, she was recognized as an IABC Fellow, a global lifetime achievement award for her contribution to the profession. Priya is also a passionate volunteer with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and is proud to have led the organization’s successful global rebranding effort.
Websites: www.innerstrengthcommunication.com https://aleaderlikeme.com/
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Leila is an ambassador for the next generation of professionals and has discussed the future of the workplace and next gen workforce on BBC News, at various UK conferences and on multiple podcasts.