Committee 2018/19

Every member of the CIPR Inside committee is an internal communications professional. They each bring their experience, knowledge, skill, ideas and contacts to the group. Together they run the group and make it what it is in their spare time.

They organise events, the conference and awards. They work on developing new ideas, finding and sharing information and research and ensuring the group remains at the forefront of industry knowledge. They also make a commitment to CPD, following a path of development ensuring their knowledge is current and leading our group with best practice.

Being a part of the committee presents some amazing opportunities to add to your skills set, experience and knowledge bank.

Officers

Chair: Jenni Field (nee Wheller)

Jenni has worked in a variety of industries since graduating with a Marketing degree. In her eight year career, five years have been focussed on developing her skills in Internal Communications.

With experience in both PR and Internal Communications, as well as in-house and agency roles Jenni has the commercial understanding and experience to deliver great results. In her spare time Jenni enjoys socialising with friends, travelling and taking on new challenges.  http://jenniwheller.wordpress.com/

@mrsjennifield

 

Vice Chair: Advita Patel

Advita is a communications specialist who has worked across education, transport, energy and public sector organisations.  Advita thrives on helping businesses and senior leaders achieve their business objectives. She specialises in change and leader communications and has worked on large-scale transformational and transition programmes at multi-national organisations.

Advita started her career in Internal Communications almost 12 years ago after she completed her Masters in Strategic Marketing. Advita is a trained mentor/coach and in her spare time coaches individuals who are going through career transitions. She’s a self-confessed Social Media addict and spends much of her time discovering new gifs as well as trying to keep up with her blog: https://icwords.com/. 

Recently Advita was named as a Future Leader on the Northern Power Women List and is in the process of completing her IC Diploma with the PR Academy.

@Advita_p

Treasurer: Martin Flegg

Martin has worked in public sector communications in central government departments and higher education for over 18 years, mainly in corporate, change and programme level communication and management roles. He specialises in internal, change communication and employee engagement and is currently the Internal and Change Communication Advisor at the University of Bradford.

Martin particularly enjoys working with senior and executive teams to create really impactful internal communication that enables organisations to achieve their business objectives. He is a CIPR Chartered PR Practitioner and completed his CIPR Internal Communication Diploma in 2011.

@martinflegg

Secretary: Fa Mafi

Fa

Fa is the Internal Communications Manager for Cisco, where she acts as a strategic advisor and point of contact for messaging to employees within in the UK & Ireland.

After studying English at the University of Oxford, Fa began her career in marketing. She worked in the Netherlands as a contractor for three years in a variety of industries ranging from non-profit to tech, and is a CIPR-accredited practitioner. Passionate about the arts (notably film and ballet), her other hobbies include walks with her dog, weight-lifting and all things geeky.

@famplified

 

Committee

Dan Holden

Dan is an Internal Communications Manager for AirTanker with just over five years experience of employee communications and engagement activities in support office and remote based teams. His passion is to support those team members working remotely and helping to drive a change in culture to establish strong, two-way engagement between employees and management in addition to team cross-collaboration and enjoys the challenging environment of working within an organisation where multiple organisations are represented.

In addition to his day job he has supported the Royal Air Force Air Cadets for a number of years as a Volunteer Media Communications Officer supporting recruitment activities and PR coverage to promote the excellent work of the cadets and adult volunteers. Having completed his CIPR Internal Communications Diploma in 2015 he is now expanding his wider PR knowledge on the CIPR Professional PR Diploma and having attending a number of events and conferences has volunteered to join the CIPR inside committee and is looking forward to engaging with members out in the regions.

@holddani

Debbie Aurelius

Following a successful career in learning and development, Debbie discovered a passion for internal communications five years ago. Since then she has defined and implemented effective communications strategies to support multi-national digital transformation and operating model changes. She has also led employee engagement strategies which delivered significantly increased engagement scores, across multi-national teams, for a global financial services company.

Last year, Debbie moved from an in-house role to become an independent practitioner. She’s currently sharing her communications and engagement expertise with leaders across a variety of sectors, including education; technology, finance and membership organisations.

Debbie recently passed the CIPR Internal Communications Diploma with distinction and is aiming to become an accredited practitioner this year.

@DebbieAurelius

 

Hannah ThoresbyHannah

Hannah is one of the H’s in H&H, a leading IC agency specialising in change communications. Whether that’s a big transformational change, connecting people with the direction of the business, guiding leaders and managers or influencing behaviours – we use a resourceful mix of common sense and insight with a large dollop of creativity to achieve truly outstanding outcomes.

Every day we throw our collective energy, knowledge and creativity into doing all we can to improve the way people communicate, interact and connect in workplaces around the world. And nothing excites us more than helping bring people together to achieve, grow and succeed – whatever their endeavour.

As Creative Director Hannah likes to bring sparkle and originality to our programmes with constant innovative thinking. She’s inspired and led creative teams for over 23 years, delivering award-winning results for a diverse range of organisations.

@HannahofHandH

 

Helen Deverell

Helen_deverell

Helen has eight years’ internal communications experience – both in-house and agency – working with clients such as Grant Thornton, Royal Mail Group, 3i, Tesco, ScottishPower, Barclays, Oxford University Press and The World Gold Council.

Helen is also a passionate blogger on justthewayicit.com where she shares her thoughts and insights on internal communication-related subjects. In April 2016, she decided to take a leap into the freelance world and set up Helen Deverell Communications.

In 2012 Helen was listed as one of the IoIC’s top 30 under 30 communicators and has also received The Kathie Jones Rising Star Award – Award of Excellence.

In her spare time Helen enjoys creative writing, travel, keeping fit, socialising with friends and reading.

@helendeverell

Jane Revell

Jane Revell

Jane is a CIPR Chartered communications practitioner with more than 15 years’ corporate communications experience. Jane has provided strategic communications support to a range of private and public sector organisations, including leading communications for complex change programmes.

Having worked both in-house and agency side, Jane’s specialism is developing and implementing communications strategies that drive employee and stakeholder engagement and change behaviour.

Jane’s expertise includes developing collaborative communications strategies, change management, driving employee engagement through internal communication, research and measurement.

@JaneRevellIC

 

Jenni Kampf 

Jenni is Senior Communications Officer with Cardiff University, focusing on internal communications.

With 15 years’ experience in communications roles, Jenni is passionate about improving employee experience through increased engagement and targeted and consistent communications.

Jenni is a relatively new (but very enthusiastic) blogger, with www.adventuresinic.co.uk enabling her to share her thoughts on internal communications and employee engagement, and to drive discussions around the subject.

Outside of work, Jenni is learning to play roller derby, plays clarinet in a local orchestra, and enjoys exploring the Welsh countryside with her family.

Jenni completed the CIPR Internal Communications diploma in 2015.

@adventuresinic

Katie Marlow

Katie is an award-winning communication specialist with nearly 20 years’ experience. She is results driven and focused on making an impact with the organisations she works with. She specialises in internal communication, taking an inside out view of communication to help workplaces work better for business success.

Katie loves uncovering the complexity in organisational communication and understanding the different dynamics that can be found between leadership and employees in the workplace, then designing simple and creative solutions for different challenges.

@ktmarlow

Lisa Pantelli

Lisa is an employee engagement and internal communications consultant. She works with clients to develop and implement strategic programmes designed to engage employees, encourage advocacy and help navigate businesses through times of change.

Previously, Lisa ran an employee engagement practice consisting of a team of specialist consultants at an international communications consultancy.

She is passionate about developing strategies which are based on insight which result in long-term transformation. She blogs via her website www.becomecommunications.co.uk. In addition, she is a vocal advocate of working women (who happen to also be mothers) running an online community of over 2,000 women in Sussex.

@lisapantelli

 

Pamela Moffat

Pamela is a Senior Organisational Development (OD) and Internal Communications (IC) expert who puts people firmly at ‘the heart’ of her work.  Leading a number of culture change projects across a range of settings.

Pamela has over 20 years’ experience across OD, HR and Communication with specific interest in whole system change, leadership development, employee engagement, internal marketing and branding. An enthusiast in the psychology of organisations, Pamela is passionate about raising the profile and standards of OD and IC in business as key lever to driving high performance. Synchronising the skill of OD with the art to IC to create a powerful formula for behavioural change and a winning culture.

 

Sara Tehrani

Sara has been with VMA Group for 4 and a half years, recruiting in the internal communications sector. She joined the team as a researcher and now heads up the internal communications permanent practice. Working across a range of sectors and levels she has a great insight into the internal communications function and the development of the discipline. She is one of the leading consultants on VMA Group’s internal communications survey, Inside Insight, one of the largest industry research pieces into internal communications.
Sara has a degree in English and Communications from Kings College London as well as a CEBA in Business Management. Outside of work she loves to travel and tick off ‘go-to’ places from her list and try different world foods.

@VMASara

Trish Macready

Trish has more than 15 years’ experience in internal and change communications, stakeholder engagement and media relations. Trish has worked for a variety of government departments and agencies in Australia and the UK, including Centrelink, HM Revenue & Customs, Home Office, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration and the Department of Energy & Climate Change.

Trish is responsible for internal communications, employee engagement, campaigns, insight, planning and evaluation at HM Courts & Tribunals Service, a Ministry of Justice executive agency with over 15,000 employees across the UK.

Trudy LewisTrudy Lewis

Trudy has over 15 years’ experience as a communications professional and focuses on strategic internal communications, employee engagement and communications for change programmes. She has supported a number of leading organisations in industries such as retail, hospitality, rail and construction, delivering the right level of communication aligned to the business and its priorities.

Trudy is passionate about the vital role of communication within business and the impact it can have in improving engagement, performance and advocacy. She also loves that as part of CIPR Inside she is able to join others to champion best practice across the industry. Trudy has an MA in communication management is a chartered PR practitioner. When possible she loves to travel and is attempting to learn photography.