THURSDAY 3 SEP 2020 2:17 PM


The Court of the Company of Communicators – the livery company’s governing body – has appointed Susan Walker as its first head of volunteering. This new post will ramp up the company’s charitable impact by sourcing pro bono communications support to organisations in need and improving connections with the City’s charitable efforts.

The company contributes to society through charitable giving and by promoting the communications profession, including public relations, public affairs, corporate, external, and internal communications. It does so to the livery movement, the City of London, and the wider world.

The volunteer role is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the company’s approach to volunteering. This role reports to the chair of the charity committee.

The Company of Communicators’ Charitable Trust, supports various charities including the Livery Schools Link, which promotes the support of pupils across London in their preparation for the world of work. The head of volunteering will be responsible for nurturing this important relationship and developing other existing links with organisations like the Taylor Bennett Foundation and the Media Trust.

Walker is a specialist in communication measurement and employee research. She is a trustee of the Ipsos Mori Foundation charity for the education of refugee children worldwide, the Shipston Museum and was on the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee.

Company of Communicators’ junior warden-elect and chair of the diversity, equality and inclusion committee, Neil Griffiths says, “I am delighted that Susan has agreed to serve the company and its members. The company has made great strides in recent years to support the diversity of the communications profession and to encourage our Freemen to volunteer to assist other livery companies and charities. We aim to engage with members and deploy volunteers through a diverse and inclusive approach.”