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FutureNet: Committee
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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
 

Dan Holden - Internal Communications and Colleague Engagement Manager, CPI Mortars Limiteddan holden
Dan Holden is a Chartered PR practitioner with a dedication to internal communications and is the founder of Horizon Comms and joined the FutureNet committee in 2020. Having experienced in his early, professional career the frustrations of being new to the profession as a solo internal communication practitioner he set-up Horizon Comms. Through sharing helpful content, resources and signposting to other sources of information the site provides a central resource to help those new to the profession find their feet.
LinkedIn: Dan Holden

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.
LinkedIn: Binu Merin Jacob
 

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 Manager – Content & Channels, Capita

Having studied science and kicking off my career in the food industry it wasn’t long before I found my passion and my way into Internal Comms. I have over five years’ experience working in Internal Comms, Employee Engagement and CSR with a number of IOIC award wins for projects and channels I’ve been so lucky to work on. Through my role on FutureNet, I’m keen to connect with others in the profession and help 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 - Communications Manager at AutoProtect Group
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
Adam Spink - Engagement and Communications Manager, John Lewis Partnership
Adam_Spink_3.jpgStarted a new position within the internal communications profession at the same time as the global pandemic hit in March 2020! Previously performed many different roles from working in finance within the banking sector, volunteering as a consultant to a CEO in the charity sector, to management within retail branches. Adam understands the importance of self development and building networks, especially when new to a profession. This was his motivation behind joining the FutureNet Committee. He is keen to meet and support other newcomers to internal communications, who are also interested in meeting and learning from each other.
LinkedIn: Adam Spink
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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