SPEAKERS

Gihan Hyde

Gihan Hyde
Employee and change communications specialist
Formerly BP

Gihan Hyde is an award winning corporate communication expert with a deep passion for internal communication. She specialises in building innovative and non-existent communications departments, strategies and delivering business results in pressurised and uncertain situations in Large, complex and global organisations. Her roles spanned different organisations such including HSBC, Barclays, M&S, and Riyadh Metro Project. Her most recent role was BP’s Senior Communication Advisor for Workplace Modernisation and Advancing Low Carbon where she was tasked with changing the culture, mind set and behaviours of their employees and external audience to help BP achieve its Net zero by 2050 ambition.

Will Foy

Will Foy
Senior Internal Communications Partner
Imperial Brands

Will’s been in internal comms for nearly 20 years, spanning many sectors including defence, FMCG, healthcare, logistics and waste management.

Throughout this varied spectrum he’s worked with many ‘hats’ building and leading IC teams, implementing digital, print and face-to-face channels, dabbling in strategy development, change and project management, culture, social media and everything in between!

In his current role as Global IC Partner at Imperial Brands, he’s able draw upon his various experiences to tackle what can be a very challenging and quickly evolving sector.

Simon Gannon

Simon Gannon
Director of marketing
Panopto

Simon is Director of Marketing for Panopto, where he leads marketing strategy and communications for EMEA as well as offering strategic advice to the global commercial team. Prior to Panopto, he led marketing at a number of UK software companies at various stages of growth, from incubation through to public listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Sian Jones

Sian Jones
Head of Internal Communications
Bank of England

Sian has been head of internal communications at the Bank of England since April 2015. She spent most of her career working in external communications in central government, including spells at the Department of Work and Pensions, the Teacher Training Agency and the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit. She started out as a journalist before moving into press, parliamentary and PR work in the voluntary sector.  Outside work, Sian is a lay magistrate, sitting in East London and enjoys horse riding, Pilates, yoga and theatre-going.