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Naomi is Communications and Marketing Director for SUEZ in the UK and Scandinavia, a recycling and waste management company. Having started her career in agency life specialising in public affairs and crisis management, spanning industries from retail to banking, she became the SUEZ group’s youngest ever department head at 28 years old. In 2015 she project managed the SUEZ group rebrand and repositioning in the UK and Scandinavia. She has helped lead the employee engagement programme which has led to SUEZ being in the Sunday Times Top 25 Big Companies to Work For for the last four years. Naomi is the co-author of the book 'Managing a Crisis: A Practical Guide' (2006, Palgrave Macmillan).
With over a decade experience in in-house internal and external communications teams, a large chunk of my working life has been STEM focussed. In previous roles, I’ve managed a busy 24/7 Press Office, led comms for high-profile crisis situations and delivered creative, effective campaigns that win hearts and minds, and support commercial growth for a leading supplier of consulting and infrastructure support services. Today, I look after communications and employer brand for the world’s only pure play STEM recruiter.
As a CIPR Accredited PR Practitioner, I’m passionate about great communication. And while my younger self thought that a career in PR would mean spending a lot of time at glamourous events, rather than wearing PPE, I can’t imagine working in any other sector.
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Jonathan is Regional Director at the Institution of Civil Engineers where he is responsible for events and campaigns across London and the South East. His team represents 20,000 ICE members, promotes the contribution of civil engineering to society, engages with regional policy-makers, and inspires the future generation of civil engineers.
Jonathan has been a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations since 2006, and has held a variety of communication roles, including managing community engagement on the Crossrail Project.
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