Committee 2019/20

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.



 Chair: Advita Patel FCIPR Chart.PR

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 14 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: 

Advita is a Chartered Practitioner with CIPR UK and was named as a Future Leader on the Northern Power Women List for the contribution she has made to communications in the North.


Vice-Chair: Helen Deverell MCIPR

Helen Deverell is an independent internal communications practitioner with 10 years of experience inboth in-house and agency roles. She set up her consultancy in 2016 and has worked with clients across all industries and sectors including TMF Group, The Guardian, Sodexo, Sainsbury’s and Carnival UK. Helen specialises in strategy, content creation, internal communication audits, writing skills masterclasses, and coaching.

Helen regularly judges awards and has spoken at events and on webinars on the topic of internal communication. She also blogs on her website, sharing her insights on topical issues in the profession and her work has featured in publications and websites including, CIPR Inside, Creativity in internal communications report,, and

In 2017, Helen contributed to the CIPR Inside research Making it Count which investigated the strategic value and effectiveness of internal communication.



Treasurer: Martin Flegg MCIPR Chart.PR

Martin has worked in public sector communications in central government departments, higher education and financial services for nearly 20 years, mainly in corporate, change and programme level communication and management roles. He specialises in internal, change communication and employee engagement and is currently Colleague Communications Lead at Skipton Building Society.

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.


Secretary: Jenni Kampf MCIPR

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 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.




 Debbie Aurelius MCIPR

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.




Fa is the Senior Employee Communications Manager EMEA & APJ at Workday, where she acts as a strategic advisor and point of contact for messaging to employees.

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.


Jane Revell MCIPR Chart.PR

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.



Katie Marlow MCIPR Chart.PR

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.


Sara Tehrani ACIPR

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.


Trish Macready MCIPR

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 Lewis MCIPR Chart.PRTrudy 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.