Director of External Affairs, British Society for Heart Failure
I am a communications professional with over 25 years in-house and agency experience across Pharma Industry, healthcare and charity at home and abroad. A board level adviser with expertise in strategising external affairs: purpose-driven, relevant and targeted communication for stakeholder engagement. I have gathered skills across issue management, Government relations, policy, public affairs, patient engagement and advocacy (UK, Europe and Southern Africa), internal and digital communications. I have had the privilege to build sustainable health education organisations, coalitions, advocacy and patient groups. I am as passionate about empowerment and development of people who work for me as I am for the patients I work with. I am an Accredited Practitioner of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR); Member of the CIPR Health Group Committee; Member of the Brain Cell Network for The National Brain Appeal.