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Di Burton

Di delivers high level strategic consultancy in leadership and reputation management across Europe. She has been a university external examiner and directed the MA in Public Communication for the Government Communication Network (GCN). Di has worked at the top end of government, a regular conference speaker and mentor. She has been listed in PR Week's Power List, is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, and a trustee of the Northern Aldborough Festival.

Victoria Tomlinson

Victoria Tomlinson is chief executive of Northern Lights and founder and chief executive of Next-Up, an online platform to help people find opportunities in their ‘unretirement’. A former director of EY, she is a strategic adviser at board level on internal communications and works with business leaders to position them as thought leaders and to find non-executive director and trustee opportunities. She is a BBC expert woman – regularly appearing on both TV, radio and a strategic blogger.

Alison Arnot

Alison Arnot

Alison Arnot is a multi-award-winning PR director who has delivered a range of impactful strategic communications campaigns for the public and private sectors. A Fellow of the CIPR, she has a strong record of achievement in senior roles leading media relations, internal communications, stakeholder engagement and crisis communication. She is a CIPR Chartered Practitioner and has an MSc in Public Relations from the University of Stirling.

Caroline Black

Caroline Black

Caroline is a highly experienced communications specialist who started her career in advertising working for Mars, Pedigree Petfoods and WH Smith. She then switched to the client side as PR Manager for Guinness Brewing. She subsequently moved into PR consultancy and was board director (corporate, new business and people development) at UK PR consultancy, Grayling, and has worked for clients including Mobil, Sainsbury's, The European Commission and the Department for Education.

Dr Francesca Granelli

Dr Francesca Granelli

Francesca is an author, lecturer, trainer, and consultant. She works with a variety of practitioners across HM Government, NATO, and the private sector. Francesca was a Teaching Fellow in Strategic Communications, specialising in trust, at King's College, London and has also taught at Southampton, Warwick, ICMP, and CityLit. She received her PhD from KCL and is the author of Trust, Politics, and Revolution: a European History (Bloomsbury, 2019).