Top Influencers: 16 UK Head of Communications’s To Follow in 2022

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Head of Communications & Marketing play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Head of Communications & Marketing role. We have selected these Head of Communications & Marketing’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Head of Communications & Marketing’s. The list is in no particular order!

Claire Davies

Head of Communications & Marketing @ Eight Roads Ventures

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Claire leads the communications and marketing function for Eight Roads, working with the teams in Asia and Europe to build and amplify the brand. Learn more about Claire Davies on Crunchbase…

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Rebecca Mitchell

Global Head of Communications ICE Exchanges & Clearing @ IntercontinentalExchange

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Patrick Toyne Sewell

Head of Communications (Europe) @ GFG Alliance

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GFG Alliance, the international industrial, energy, natural resources and financial services group. Read more aboutGFG Alliance on Crunchbase…

Annie Mellor

Head Of Communications @ BABB

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Annabel shapes BABB’s content and communications, to ensure the company delivers a clear, distinct and inspiring message across all channels. Annabel has helped various successful consumer-facing fintech startups, including Chip and Nutmeg, to grow rapidly and create an engaged community. Learn more about Annie Mellor on Crunchbase…

BABB is a world bank for the micro-economy: a global marketplace for human innovation, financial autonomy and wealth creation. Read more aboutBABB on Crunchbase…

Sarah Lipman

Head of Communications @ Sofar Sounds

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Sofar Sounds is a global community hosting curated, secret performances in more than 400 cities around the world. Read more aboutSofar Sounds on Crunchbase…

Fiona Wilde

Head of Communications and Marketing @ Kaizen Reporting

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Fiona is a former broadcast journalist whose career in communications began in the NHS. She worked for seven years in a variety of health organisations building a broad range of skills including media relations, corporate communications, crisis and issues management, employee engagement, and organisational change. In 2012, she changed sectors to work for global professional services firm EY where she managed internal communications for its Tax service line in EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa). During her journalism career she worked at the BBC World Service in London and New Zealand’s public service broadcaster, Radio New Zealand. Learn more about Fiona Wilde on Crunchbase…

Kaizen Reporting is a team of regulatory reporting specialists dedicated to improving the quality of regulatory reporting data. Read more aboutKaizen Reporting on Crunchbase…

Elaine Hake

Head of Communications and Advocacy @ Lilongwe Wildlife Trust

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Bryce Keane

Head of Communications & Partner @ Atomico

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Bryce is a Partner and Head of Communications at Atomico, where he has worked with the leadership of companies such as Klarna, Lilium, Truecaller, MessageBird, Peakon, Varjo, Bossa Studios and Memphis Meats to help them tell their stories to a global audience. Prior to joining Atomico, Bryce founded his own communications agency, Albion Drive, where he worked with entrepreneurs and fast growth companies to build their brands and reputations. The company was acquired by New York ad agency KBS just two years after it was founded, and Bryce remained Managing Partner until October 2016. An active, long-term supporter of technology start-ups, Bryce has also been embedded in the international startup community for many years as Co-founder of 3Beards – which he helped scale into 51 cities and counting via their popular Friday night tech community meet-up event Silicon Drinkabout – and as a mentor at 500 Startups and Seedcamp. Bryce also once played a US Marine as an extra on the Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks produced WWII mini-series The Pacific. His performance convinced him that a career in Communications was probably a better idea. Learn more about Bryce Keane on Crunchbase…

Atomico is an international investment firm that focuses on helping disruptive technology companies scale globally. Read more aboutAtomico on Crunchbase…

Carsten Huwendiek

Head of Communications @ CVC Capital Partners

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Head of Communications, joined in 2014 and is based in London. Carsten joined from Pantheon, the private equity fund investor, where he was Head of Communications from 2008. He previously held senior communications and marketing roles at UBS Asset Management, ABN AMRO and Cognito, a financial communications agency. He holds an MBA from the University of Mannheim (Germany). Learn more about Carsten Huwendiek on Crunchbase…

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Danny Wright

Head of Communications & Marketing @ Sheffield City Region Combined Mayoral Authority

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Liz Jaques

Head of Communications @ Newsworks

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Liz Jaques is the Head of Communications at Newsworks. Learn more about Liz Jaques on Crunchbase…

Newsworks is a marketing agency helping agencies and advertisers get the most out of news brands for national newspapers. Read more aboutNewsworks on Crunchbase…

James Taylor

Head of Communications @ Bridges Fund Management

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Bridges Fund Management is a specialist fund manager dedicated to sustainable and impact investment. Read more aboutBridges Fund Management on Crunchbase…

Olivia Rzepczynski Clasper

Head of Communications @ what3words

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Olivia spent the first 11 years of her career at Ogilvy & Mather, where she grew from a graduate trainee, to EMEA digital lead, to integrated lead on key global clients such as Philips and American Express. She has a passion for all things digital and content, and was a key leader in developing Ogilvy’s innovative branded entertainment, content studio and efficient digital video production capabilities. She serves as Head of Communications at what3words, leading the operations and growth of the company’s PR and marketing efforts. When not in the office, Olivia is typically trying to cross another thing off her fittingly ambitious bucket list. That, or she’s in the gym. Learn more about Olivia Rzepczynski Clasper on Crunchbase…

what3words is a mapping technology startup that creates a proprietary geocode system for logistics firms. Read more aboutwhat3words on Crunchbase…

Julie Wood

Head of Communications & External Affairs @ The Cochrane Collaboration

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Julie Wood is Head of Communications & External Affairs at The Cochrane Collaboration. Learn more about Julie Wood on Crunchbase…

Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better. Read more aboutThe Cochrane Collaboration on Crunchbase…

Elizabeth Bartlett

Head Of Communications @ GVA

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Elizabeth Bartlett is the head of communications at GVA UK. Learn more about Elizabeth Bartlett on Crunchbase…

GVA is a real estate advisory business assisting clients with the strategy, planning, and management of property. Read more aboutGVA on Crunchbase…

Matt Cutler

Head of Communications @ Two Circles

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Matt has around a decade’s experience in the sports industry, having joined B2B publisher SportBusiness Group straight out of university as a reporter across its SportBusiness International, TV Sports Markets, Soccerex Business and BritSport Weekly publications. For five years (2010-2015) Matt was editor of SportBusiness International, handling the day-to-day running of the magazine and interviewing an array of senior sports executives from the global business of sport. After leaving SportBusiness in 2015, Matt went on to found and host SB Weekly, a B2B sports podcast that grew into one of the industry’s most popular media platforms. Matt joined Two Circles as Head of Communications in April 2017, a role in which he is responsible for building on the strength of Two Circles’ reputation in the UK as it continues to expand operations across North America and Europe. Learn more about Matt Cutler on Crunchbase…

Two Circles is a sports marketing agency based in London. Read more aboutTwo Circles on Crunchbase…

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