Binu Merin Jacob, Engagement and Communications Manager, BSI
Binu has over a decade's experience in communications in both agency and in-house roles, of which she spent five years in internal communications working at M.H. Alshaya, a major international retailer in the Middle East. In 2017, one of the company-wide campaigns she helped deliver won an IoIC award. Binu is also on the IoIC FutureNet committee, and actively volunteers for the movement, Engage for Success, helping champion employee engagement as a better way to work for organisations across the UK.
Meredith Wood is the founding editor of the Fundera Ledger and a vice president at Fundera. She launched the Fundera Ledger in 2014 and has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade. Meredith is frequently sought out for her expertise in small business lending. She is a monthly columnist for AllBusiness, and her advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, MyCorporation, Small Biz Daily, StartupNation, and more. Email: [email protected]
Richard Hingley – Creative Director 
Richard is Group Creative Director and oversees DRPG’s creative services, drawing on over 20 years of experience designing effective communications in a number of mediums for corporate clients. Working at senior level across a number of different markets, his vast experience has led to many award-winning communications that have resulted in a healthy return on his clients’ investments. Richard’s role sees him involved at the highest level with our clients’ communication strategies, creating exciting and effective vehicles for their vital messaging.
Jennifer Sproul, Chief Executive at Institute of Internal Communication
Jennifer is responsible for the leadership of IoIC, the only independent professional body solely dedicated to internal communication. IoIC is the voice of internal communication, setting standards for more than 65 years through qualifications, career development, thought leadership and best practice.  
The FutureNet committee consist of internal comms professionals in the first stages of their careers. They work together with the purpose to increase awareness of internal communication as a career of choice; and to champion the importance of a more diverse and inclusive profession for the future. 
FutureNet exists in order to provide a safe space for the existing pool of emerging IC talent to connect and learn from one another.
Michelle Solomon, Business Director, Internal Communications
Michelle is a brand and communications strategist with 22 years’ experience in numerous blue chip companies including E.ON and Severn Trent. Charming, tenacious and persistent, Mich delivers projects with unrivalled efficiency for clients including the National Grid, Shelter, Food Standards Agency and British Red Cross. You can find out more about Michelle here.
Callum Gill – Head of Insight and Innovation at DRPG
As Head of Insight and Innovation, Callum operates across all of global creative communications group DRPG’s divisions, bringing teams together and identifying the most important trends and developments in communication, marketing, live events, video, digital, design and exhibition. He pulls together sector insights, developments in technology and general business trends, and has a wealth of knowledge within various industries and how they use comms. 
Group Head of Internal Communications and Engagement for Pennon Group Plc.

Introverted internal communications advocate. Believer in the power of people. Lover of creative communications. Inspired by the IoIC community every single day!
Almost 20 years (yikes) experience of internal comms and engagement - both in-house and agency, commercial and charity sectors. 
With experience across social, PR and experiential, Abi believes that great work is only made possible through great client service. Her reverence for honesty, simplicity and content that cuts through the noise has seen her build and implement integrated comms platforms for a diverse list of household-name clients.
As AB’s head of client services, Abi’s responsible for understanding client needs, building (and sometimes challenging) the brief, overseeing delivery and evaluating performance. Other interests include dog-spotting, slow-flow yoga and eating.
Internal Communications and Culture Director, Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • A creative, hard-working and proactive employee communications and engagement professional with over 17 years' experience and a background in HR;
  • Extremely passionate about improving the employee experience;
  • Ability to translate complex business strategy, announcements and initiatives into clear and engaging communications and activations;
  • Significant business partnering experience with a proven ability to work with employees of all levels, partnering closely with executive leadership teams;
  • Experience of working within global organisations across a number of industries.
An experienced communications professional with skills across a range of disciplines, including digital communications, corporate and executive communications, purpose lead organisations, brand management, corporate responsibility, content marketing and crisis communications.
I have provided insight and guidance to board, executive and senior leadership as well as supporting communicators across organisations. I have a strong track record of leading diverse teams with global responsibility in complex organisations. I am focused on creating working environments where high-performing teams can deliver for businesses, their customers and stakeholders. 
I’m an internal communication and engagement specialist currently heading up global communications at Xe.
Before this, I spent ten years with The Partnership (more commonly known as John Lewis and Partners & Waitrose and Partners) where I could usually be found supporting large-scale and complicated change programmes or ‘translating’ for our Personnel team to help them effectively communicate to 85,000 Partners.
I passionately believe in the power of connecting people to their business and each other - making them feel included, important and impactful. This is why I do what I do.
I am an award-winning senior internal communication manager at Nationwide Building Society. I’ve worked in internal communications for over 15 years, and I’m currently leading our change comms team. I’m a member of the IoIC, currently completing the Masters in Internal Communication and passionate about the development of IC as a profession.
Any organisation's biggest asset are its people. I specialise in enabling organisations to engage their people through innovative and evidence based internal engagement strategies. 
A communications professional for over 17 years I have worked across a range of Whitehall departments and public bodies and am currently heading up internal engagement at the British Red Cross. 
I was also recently (May 2019) appointed as a Director on the Board of the Institute of Internal Communications to support the development of the internal communications profession across the UK.
An experienced leader and manager, I have led teams of all sizes, seniority and experience, both global and local, to develop and deliver people engagement strategies. I am constantly learning how to better coach and inspire my teams as well as educating myself on the latest developments in the world of internal communications and engagement. 
I am comfortable working closely with CEOs, Ministers and senior stakeholders and able to provide them with confidence to improve engagement with their people as well as developing their personal engagement style. 
Strategic communications professional responsible for account and business growth.
Experience includes Marketing and Communication strategy and planning, Internal Communications, Sponsorship and Partnership Management, Event Management and Business and Relationship Development. 
Now working at Top Banana who are an award winning global creative communications agency delivering memorable experiences and communications which cover the entire communications channel mix. 
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.
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