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International corporate communications and public affairs director with 10+ years’ experience in private sector, government, and non-profits concentrating on: corporate affairs, government relations, PR, integrated communications, partnership development, and strategic marketing. I gather information and assess current situations. I frame problems and develop solutions. I identify and allocate resources. I welcome responsibility.

Work History

Jan 2016Present

Board Member

Cyber Rescue Alliance

Cyber Rescue Alliance is a business assistance alliance. We help our Members reduce the harm caused from cyber-attacks. We help Members respond to the shock of a successful cyber-attack, to:

  • make decisions that reduce damages, rather than exacerbate them

  • select pre-qualified providers, rather than scramble to find specialist responders

  • leverage our pre-agreed contracts, rather than be distressed buyers

  • continue with their core business, rather than be swamped by attack response

  • business development

Responsible for Social Media, Communications and PR

May 2015Sept 2016

Global Executive Communications Lead – Group Operations and Technology

Zurich Insurance Company

Responsible for integrated communications plan covering employee engagement and communications, outreach, media relations etc. Work areas are IT management, Data and Analytics, Executive CIO Communications.

  • Developing and coordinating integrated, forward looking internal/external strategic communications plan, working closely with Marketing & Communications colleagues, agreeing clear RACIs (roles & responsibilities) for all activities, focusing on business outcomes

  • Working directly with Chief Operations & Technology Officer and the GOT Leadership Team to support delivery of strategic priorities, prioritized business projects/initiatives

  • Relationship and stakeholder management and strategic business partnering to identify and prioritize communication needs and requirements within the functions; prioritize and meet  communication needs with limited, shared resources

  • Working with Employee Communications to ensure resource support, collaborating closely with and across Centers of Expertise and services experts

  • Lead 5 Communications Business Partners

  • Sit on the GOT Leadership Team, Corporate Board -3

Jan 2012May 2015

Senior Policy Advisor and Outreach Manager

European Parliament

Responsible for legislative and policy development within IT,  justice and home affairs and Cyber security.

  • Draft legislative amendments

  • Analyse legislative proposals

  • Secured speaking engagements for Member of Parliament

  • Secured a recurring column in international press on "The Digital Citizen"

  • Curate column into events in Brussels and Sweden in co-operation with  world's largest PR agency, Edelman

  • Interact with policy media commentators and journalists

  • Lecturer for Erasmus University College on Corporate communications and Public Affairs

Apr 2008Aug 2011

International Public Relations Manager

  • Support the VP of International Relations to formulate global integrated communications
  • Developed a  global ThinkThank on Smart Cities
  • Identify, select and manage strategic partners, agencies and external resources
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to ensure execution and integration of programmes and strategies
Jan 2008Mar 2008

Senior Communications Manager Global IT infrastructure - Contract

Philips International
  • Support Head of Communications to Manage formulate global change communications
  • Select and manage agencies and resources of the communications team to ensure that the most appropriate and efficient are available to Philips IT
  • Liaise with other communications managers within Philips IT to ensure integrations of programmes and strategies
  • Co-ordinate planning and budget
  • Co-ordinate content creation for on-line information
Jul 2006Sep 2007

PR & Communications Manager

AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association
  • Develop integrated  PR and communication strategies and measures, campaigns and tactics to identified organisational objectives
  • Identify strategic partners
  • Identify, pitch and lead story development
  • Manage day-to-day relationships with industry, press and opinion leaders
  • Work with human resources executives to create and implement effective internal communications
  • Review agency performance and negotiate new contracts where necessary
  • Manage the organisation’s intranet and public website



Bachelor of Arts

Lunds Universitet

Political Science, Communications, Public Affairs


  1. Swedish – Native speaker

  2. English – Near native speaker

  3. French – Fluent

  4. German – Intermediate

  5. Norwegian – Basic

  6. Dutch – Read and understand

  7. Danish – Read and understand


Reading, cooking, wine tasting, fine art, walking, golfing, jewellery making.

Dream about driving the Paris - Dakar.