Communications Director, formerly of Siemens UK
Claire has worked in communications for her entire career, most recently as Director of Communications for Siemens plc. Her background is in public affairs and she joined Siemens in 2001 as Government Affairs Manager having previously worked at the National Farmers’ Union as Adviser to the President. She was a founder member and Chairman of the Women’s Network at Siemens and is President of the Walthamstow Hall Old Girls’ Association.
Chairman for Ellwood Atfield
Geraldine spent 16 years in senior communication roles including Director of Corporate Communications for Lloyds TSB Group and Director of Corporate Relations at Prudential Plc, where she was a member of the Group Executive Committee. As a headhunter she has worked with organisations ranging from FTSE 100 companies to regulators, government departments, and Higher Education institutions.
Founder of JFG Comms
Jo is the founder of JFG Comms, a boutique consultancy specialising in public affairs and diversity for the transport and infrastructure sectors. Previously Jo worked at Transport for London, where she built the company’s award-winning stakeholder engagement team. Jo is a Board Member of Women in Transport, a trustee of Living Streets, and an elected council member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. Jo is also vice-chair of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR’s) Construction and Property Group and a member of CIPR’s Diversity and Inclusion Forum.
Group Communications Director for Network Rail
Caroline is Group Communications Director of Network Rail, the organisation that owns, runs and develops Britain’s railway infrastructure, moving 4.6 million passengers safely every day. Caroline has over 20 years’ experience in communications, public affairs, crisis management, strategy, marketing and internal communications within both the public and private sectors. She has held senior roles in the National Crime Agency, Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police Service, as well as working for a number of public affairs consultancies. A mother of two daughters, Caroline is keen to help other women navigate the challenges of being a full time working mother, and to help improve opportunities for women in the workplace in the future.
Director, Corporate Communications, Europe for Microsoft Corporation
Kathleen is a seasoned communicator with 22+ years of experience in both Silicon Valley and Europe, working for companies including Oracle, Gap Inc., General Electric (GE) and Microsoft. She lives in Munich, Germany with her family and is actively involved in the European Association of Communications Directors.
Global Communications Director for Save the Children International
Kirsten is an established global communications leader who has developed world-class brands in over 120 countries and recently named the Global In-House PR professional of the year by PR Week. She has worked with UN organisations and NGOs, international governments, heads of state, Fortune 500 corporations, royalty, celebrities, and high-level personalities. Before taking the global leadership role at Save the Children International, Kirsten led media and communications for Save the Children in Canada and was previously with a number of global agencies, including most recently Edelman.