I am a corporate communications specialist with a decade of experience working within insurance, retail banking, debt and restructuring, and asset management.

Having graduated from King’s College London with a Classics Degree, I started my career working as a PR Assistant for a financial services trade body.

Throughout my career, I have continued to seek opportunities that allow me to build a broad range of communications skills including media relations, political stakeholder management and employee communications.

I have worked for consumer brands including Barclays and LV=. At LV= I headed up the Life and Pensions PR team responsible for developing and delivering LV=’s external communications strategy following the 2014 Budget which transformed the landscape of the pension income market.

Before joining Bupa I worked for an international asset management house – Columbia Threadneedle – as the Head of Institutional Investment. In that role I was responsible for creating and implementing the PR strategy for Columbia Threadneedle’s institutional and growing insurance business following the referendum on Britain’s Exit from the European Union.

As well as being responsible for securing positive media coverage and minimising negative coverage, I managed the Public Affairs activity, providing strategic stakeholder engagement support and advice across the wider business.

As a Senior Corporate Communications Manager at Bupa, I am responsible for promoting and defending the reputation of its health insurance arm and work with the wider Corporate Affairs and Sales and Marketing teams to demonstrate the value of health insurance.

I’m passionate about increasing diversity within the communications industry and partner with community organisation, Success Looks Like You, to provide mentorship to young BAME PR professionals. I believe that providing guidance to PR professionals from the start of their career can help to improve retention of new talent.

Outside of work, I volunteer as a communications consultant for a UK-based charity transforming the lives of young people in Nigeria through education.