Saskia Jones, Communications Consultant and Coach
I'm a Communications Consultant and Coach with wide-ranging experience, including within Oxfam, Cancer Research UK and The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Prior to consultancy, I was Head of Communications Engagement at Oxfam, leading the charity's brand, integrated communications, internal communications and translation teams. 
Sharon Viccars, Internal Communication at Domino Printing
I work in internal communications, creating and developing programmes and practices to ensure that staff are informed, connected, involved and motivated towards one common purpose - the success of the business.
Charity is a Specialist in how adults learn and develop and is passionate about outstanding communication. A career spanning Commercial litigation, government funded training adults in Maths and IT, teaching new recruits how to be great trainers and teachers, curriculum management, internal communication and intranet management, corporate L&D, integrating ICT into education, managing global virtual learning environments and developing innovative learning products and running global professional communities connecting Specialists in forums and webinars to facilitate professional development discussion and debate. Charity delights in good communication in all forms; taking thoughts and concepts and organising them into something which is structured, practical and digestible for others.

Charity’s success has meant that she has now started her own consultancy Elementful supporting organisations and individuals get specific about their own human elements.
Deputy managing director, Golin.
With experience across sectors and geographies, I am passionate about helping organisations tackle business challenges and unlock growth, through powerful external and internal communications.
From building brand narratives to devising creative campaigns, I blend PR, social and digital comms - truly integrated, but always earned-first.

Sector experience includes: financial and professional services, technology, manufacturing, marketing services, food and retail, energy, industrials and the built environment.
Binu has a decades’ worth of experience in communications having started her career working in several global PR consultancies in India, after her graduation from Cardiff University in 2008. She spent the last five years in internal communications working at Alshaya, a major international retailer in the Middle East. In 2017, one of the company-wide campaigns she helped deliver won an Institute of Internal Communications award.
Two years, two breakdowns, three therapists, countless books, podcasts, pills and walks leaves you exhausted when you’re trying to manage your mental health and thrive at work.
After spending 11 years in communications, latterly as Head of Corporate Communications at consumer champion Which?, Jo took redundancy in 2019 to set up mad and sad club to provide honest, human and practical advice to help organisations start conversations and ultimately take action on mental health at work.
She also writes, speaks and runs an online community for those who feel a bit mad and sad sometimes.
Nick Andrews is business development director at employee experience agency Sequel Group. A former chairman of the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC), Nick was a journalist on local newspapers in Essex before moving into the world of corporate communication. As part of his role at Sequel, Nick is responsible for sharing the agency’s insight on key issues via a variety of methods, including Sequel Presents, a quarterly breakfast seminar for communicators and HR professionals.
Kate Jones FIIC, Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs, Tarmac
Kate is a qualified internal communications specialist with over 20 years’ experience, both agency and in-house, across a number of industries. She is elected Chair of the Institute of Internal Communication, an IoIC Fellow and was named IoIC Internal Communicator of the Year 2016.Operational change and restructure communication, strategy engagement, leadership communication and developing best-in-class channels have been constant features across Kate’s career. She and her teams have won many engagement awards for channels and campaigns, as well as the IoIC’s In-House Team of the Year at both regional and national level. 
Twitter: @how_IC_it
Wendy, CEO at TechSmith, is a values-first leader and is committed to the practice of putting customers first. She is focused on leveraging more than 25 years of experience in product innovation, growth strategy, and global leadership to expand TechSmith's leading position in the visual communication space.

Laura Gayle is a full-time blogger who has ghostwritten more than 350 articles for major software companies, tech startups, and online retailers. Founder of, she created her site to be a trusted resource for women trying to start or grow businesses on their own terms. She has written about everything from crowdfunding and inventory management to product launches, cybersecurity trends, web analytics, and innovations in digital marketing.

Will Mullins is a writer with a Master of Arts degree in English. He has also headed his own award winning film and commercial production company, served as the Assistant Director of a growing film festival, worked as a Marketing Coordinator for a start up, and worked as a Business Analyst and Product Manager.
Michael Hartland is an Internal Communication Specialist at SnapComms, a leading provider of digital employee communication solutions.
Sarah is the professional development manager at the IoIC and is responsible for ensuring that all professional development activities are relevant and appropriate for the needs of anyone working in or with an interest in internal communication – from those who are just starting out in their careers to the more experienced practitioner.
The professional development portfolio includes short courses; Foundation and Advanced diplomas; mentoring and CPD programmes and most recently, the Masters in Internal Communication Management.
A multi-award winning MD at Words&Pictures, Andy has helped the company build a world-class portfolio of brands. Committed to creativity and co-development, he and his team, have delivered imaginative, effective internal communications for the last 25 years. Andy is IoIC Northern Region Director, an IoIC Fellow and joined the IoIC Board. He helps grow IoIC in the regions and promotes the North as a centre of internal communication excellence.
Sheila Hirst is a Master Coach with a special interest in authentic leadership and creating connecting relationships. As a partner in Omilia Hirst and Director of Hirst Executive Coaching she has been in the communication and change business for 25 years working across corporate, government and third sector at all levels. She also brings 15 years’ experience as a senior manager and MD in global and small organisations leading individuals through the challenges of change and transition so knows what it is like to be at the ‘sharp end’ having to deliver and communicate measurable results.
Donna Fox is Head of IC for Plusnet, part of the BT Consumer Group alongside  BT and EE. She is responsible for the internal communications and engagement strategy for this unique and quirky operation, and its 1,600 strong employee base. Donna has almost 15 years’ experience in internal communications and colleague engagement. With experience across energy, retail and telecoms industries, she’s a trusted advisor on internal communications strategies that are far from ‘corporate’. Her expertise is centred around helping leaders to forge a credible and authentic connection with their people, through plain speaking communications and honest conversations. Making communications fun and real life!
Marc has over 15-years agency experience and has had the privilege of working across a diverse range of clients and sectors. A specialist in developing integrated creative solutions for live events, internal communications and brand activation. By getting under the skin of a brand, Marc supports businesses and leaders communicate their story in a truly agile, dynamic and multi-channel way.
Marc currently works for leading creative communications agency, Top Banana - working with household brands in retail, finance, technology, FMCG, automotive and pharmaceutical.
Liz Havern is a radio and TV professional with more than 30 years of broadcast and international news agency experience. She is a specialist in promoting communications and journalistic best practice, an accredited trainer and a qualified workplace mediator with extensive client-facing skills. She has worked as a journalist, editorial leader, trainer and senior manager nationally and internationally for Thomson Reuters, the BBC, independent and non-profit sectors. Liz has devised and delivered crisis, media communications and messaging training programmes to improve the key internal and external communication skills needed to succeed in a constantly evolving 21st century business environment and to reinforce ethical best practice in journalism. Amongst her clients are Oxfam UK, International Alert, The University of Oxford, The Thomson Reuters Foundation, John Lyon’s Charity, BSI Group, Parliament, The Outward Bound Trust and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. Author of Reuters Television News Operational Guidelines and co-author of the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s “Making Video News”, Liz is also a Royal Television Society Awards judge and an Associate of the Mediators Institute of Ireland.
Alissa is an Internal Communications Consultant at the agency spottydog communications. Having lived in Hong Kong, Thailand, London and Manchester, Alissa is now based in spottydog’s Birmingham office. She works alongside their PR, content and social media teams to deliver engaging strategies and projects for clients. Alissa brings specialist internal communications and employee engagement experience to the business from previous roles at Capita, HS2 Ltd and the Big Lottery Fund.

Steve Knight has been a journalist, editor and communications consultant for more than 40 years. A former editor of the multi-award-winning British Rail staff newspaper, Railnews, he has run Knight Train & Consult Ltd since the 1990s. He has been an IoIC tutor for more than 20 years, served on the organisation’s board, and was one of the driving forces behind the setting up the institute’s professional development accreditation programme in 2008.

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