Who's who Wednesday
Welcome to our weekly profile about who's who in internal comms.
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Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Head of Communications and Marketing
Time with company
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A journalist, and that's what I became before moving into comms and marketing.
Where is your favourite place in the world?
Anywhere on the North East coast, Britain's hidden gem. Failing that, I'm a bit of a Francophile and I've always loved Paris.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Learn what you can from everyone around you but be authentic and try not to take too much advice. When I first joined the NHS the same person also told me ‘don’t go native too early’.
If you could be a fictional character, what would it be?
That probably changes all the time but at the moment I really like the George Smiley character in the John Le Carre novels. I've just binge read a load of them.
Who would play you in a movie?
Sticking with the John Le Carre theme let's go with Gary Oldman. I know he's a good character actor but I think he might struggle with the Newcastle accent!
Some of the comms team with the Comms2point0 award.
Medical staff at QE Gateshead
Entrance to the new hospital
New children's A&E unit