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FutureNet is run by a dedicated committee of members who are part of the network and have kindly volunteered their time and energy to the cause and objectives of this exciting IoIC initiative.

Your FutureNet committee members are:

Lucy Aaron - Content Creator, Group People Communications Marston's PLC 
After working in Performing Arts Education, I turned my hand to business and studied a Business Management and Marketing degree. On finishing my degree, I joined Marston’s – that was a year and a half ago, and I haven’t looked back!
LinkedIn: Lucy Aaron

Matthew Batten - Employee engagement and organisational development, Royal College of Nursing

As Organisational Development Adviser at the Royal College of Nursing, Matt leads on a number of change programmes which primarily focus on improving customer and employee experience. Matt is a bit of an internal comms nerd and constantly looks for new and exciting way to engage an audience. He also tweets a lot over at @Matt_Batten1
LinkedIn: Matthew Batten

Rachel Bowyer - Internal Communications Channels Manager, DS Smith Plc
I'm in my third internal communications role and have experience of strategy creation, event planning,
filming and writing. Before that I taught English in Asia for four years where I found my love of creativity, engagement and planning. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I’d discovered the perfect mix for IC.
Twitter: @Rachel_Bowyer1
LinkedIn: Rachel Bowyer

Joanna Freeman - Communications Executive, Kuehne + Nagel

After finishing my degree in French, Spanish, and Politics I joined Kuehne + Nagel on our Communications graduate scheme. Two very exciting and busy years later I’ve got a permanent position and I’m looking forward to developing my career in Internal Comms.
Twitter: @joanna_r_f

Rebecca Leonard - Communications and Content Manager, Sequel Group

After a quick stint in publishing with Thomson Reuters, I started my IC career running an intranet
for Volkswagen Group employees. I then moved agency-side, joining Sequel Group in 2014. A graduate of the IoIC Advanced Diploma, I’m a firm believer in investing in professional development and am excited to see how FutureNet can help IC newbies to build their confidence and careers.
Twitter: @BeckyTLeonard
LinkedIn: Rebecca Leonard
 

Jacqueline Ryan - Internal Communications and Employee Engagement Advisor, Kerry Foods

I’m an Internal Communications and Employee Engagement Advisor at Kerry Foods which is a great place to work given my love of food! I’ve absolutely loved my Internal Comms journey so far and I’m looking forward to being part of FutureNet, connecting with others in the profession and helping to bring useful opportunities and experiences to those new to the world of Internal Comms.
LinkedIn: Jacqueline Ryan

Harriet Small - Internal Communications Manager, Sky
Harriet is the internal communications manager for Sky's Strategic Insights team which sits in the
strategy division of the business. She has more than 12 years’ experience in journalism, media relations and public affairs in Local Government, the European Union, NHS, and titles across Hearst Media. In 2018 her ‘Be Epic’ campaign for Merton Council was shortlisted for an Employee Engagement award in the Internal Communications category, the same year she created the blog commsovercofee.com. She is a passionate ambassador for Comms Unplugged. She is enthusiastic about innovation and the strategic role that communications can play in solving modern business challenges.
LinkedIn: Harriet Small   

Dominie Shelley - Communications Manager, Willmott Dixon Interiors
I have been working in IC for just under a year. Prior to this I have worked in business development, and part of a bid winning, proposals and marketing team. It is amazing how many transferable skills can lead you into IC. I am looking forward to the journey to help other fellow IC people who are also new to it, build on their support network, learn, develop and share best practice. I also want to join the movement and promote the importance of Internal Communications and demonstrate how it is a key driving force in organisational performance and growth.  
Linkedin: Dominie Shelley  

Kimberley-Marie Sklinar - Internal Communications Partner at StepChange Debt Charity
Before finding my way into change communications, I've had previous careers in translation, finance, PR, and even ran my own blog full-time for a few years. My first role in internal communications was supporting a global series of office moves on a secondment (talk about deep end!), and I haven't looked back. I specialise in internal communications on transformation programmes – I find the psychology of change really fascinating. You can find me tweeting about internal communications, neuroscience, and employee engagement over at @dosomethingkim
LinkedIn: Kimberley-Marie Sklinar MIIC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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