CIPR Corporate and Financial Group

the committee

Director, Head of Financial Services, Kreab Gavin Anderson. Previously Head of Communications, Janus Capital Group, EMEA and AsiaPac and former BBC Economics and Business journalist.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7074 1821
Mobile: +44 7717 857 736

Director of corporate and financial communications consultancy, Caroline Cecil Associates, founded in 1991. Vice chairman of the Reform Club Media Group. Previously director of Valin Pollen and public relations manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7610 4110

Director of corporate communications consultancy Joslyn Hill Communications. Louise has more than 15 years experience working in corporate, professional services and financial services organisations.

Tel: 020 7096 8484
Mobile: 07808 067 927

Natalie de Freitas is global media relations manager for financial services at technology consultancy, Accenture. She has over eight years’ experience as an in-house PR and communications professional, and is a NCTJ trained journalist.


Director of Native Consultancy, an agency which works with professional service firms, consultancies and business-to-business organisations. Richard has 15 years in business and financial communications.

Tel: 01442 200971
Mobile: 07805 155356

Simon is a director at MHP Communications. He has a decade of experience in financial and corporate communications, having previously worked in Asset Management with Hargreaves Lansdown. At MHP, he has advised on a wide variety of transactions and strategic issues for both public and private clients, building a particular specialism in consumer industries and financial services.

Tel: +44(0)20 3128 8789
Mobile: +447709 496125

Simon is a co-founder of strategy consultancy Cohere Partners.  He was previously chairman and chief executive of Fishburn Hedges, advising clients on corporate reputation, brand and sustainability communications.  He is an adviser to diversity business Rare and a visiting lecturer in corporate reputation at the University of Westminster.

Mobile: + 44 (0)7801 868319

Kirstina is Head of Communications at the IFRS Foundation. She has over 15 years’ experience, working both in-house and agency-side.

Direct: +44 (0) 20 7246 6960
Mobile: +44(0)7894 573 721

Beth is head of communications at Schroders where she is responsible for the London-based PR team, Corporate and Internal Communications. Beth joined Schroders in 2008 having previously worked at Aviva Investors for four years. She has more than 16 years’ experience.

Direct line: +44 (0) 20 7658 6168
Mobile: +44 (0) 7500 764 560

Charlotte has about 15 years’ experience in corporate communications and reputation management, both for agencies and in-house.

Fiona Wilkinson is a communications consultant, a non-executive director of banking and payments company Contis Group, an accredited coach, and a trustee of Speakers Trust. Previously, she was chief communications officer at Visa Europe.


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