Graduating with a Marketing degree, Jenni started a career in communications in local government before specialising in media relations at BAE Systems. Supporting events and regional press across the divisional UK sites, the role focussed on the local and trade media. With some time focussed on PR, Jenni moved to specialise in internal communication at Thomson Local before gaining some agency experience at theblueballroom communications agency.
Returning in-house in 2010, Jenni joined SSP UK as their internal communications manager looking after 10,000 employees across over 700 outlets. After a few years she took over the internal communications for the wider Group and in October 2014 was promoted to Group Head of Communications to manage all internal and external communication across the 31 countries and 30,000 people. After learning a lot, especially in the financial PR space it was time for something new and in June 2016 she joined Perrigo in the UK and Ireland as their Communications Director to set up the communications function for the region.
Jenni co-founded The IC Crowd (@theiccrowd) to help connect internal communicators and has been involved with CIPR since 2012. She sits on the CIPR Council, the Professional Development and Membership committee and is the Chair for the Inside (internal communications) group.
Today, Jenni runs her own communications consultancy and will be working with the team at VMA Group as an Associate. She will be working across all disciplines helping us share our research, meeting with clients and supporting our agenda to drive the profession forward. You can contact Jenni by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.