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 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 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.
Mandy is an award-winning PR & marketing consultant with over 25 years’ experience. She has worked in-house and freelance in the public, private and third sectors managing multi-disciplinary teams covering all aspects of PR from internal comms to campaigns. Her focus on engaging publics and using evidence to drive PR practice has led her from using traditional market research and engagement techniques to developing online engagement, customer insight, data analytics and integrated campaigns.
Jo Field, Chart.PR FCIPR, is the Founder and CEO of JFG Communications, a consultancy specialising in stakeholder engagement, political communications and diversity for the transport, infrastructure and construction sectors. Jo has almost 20 of experience helping companies engage their stakeholders, build advocacy about what they do, and influence public policy. Before founding JFG, Jo worked at Transport for London where she built and led the company’s award-winning stakeholder engagement team.