About Steve...

Steve has a decade of experience leading communications for not-for-profit organisations and joined GSA in 2022. At Citizen he led an award-winning transformation of the communications function, the organisation’s rebrand from WM Housing and its establishment as a trusted voice in the sector.

Steve previously led communications at the housing sector’s professional body, the Chartered Institute of Housing, where he served as the organisation’s chief speechwriter and devised the Make a Stand campaign – a pledge to support people affected by domestic abuse which has since been signed by 400 housing associations across the UK.

He is a thought leader in communications and has delivered keynote sessions at the Inside Housing Communications Conference and Institute of Internal Communications Conference. He is a judge for the UK Housing Awards, the Housing Heroes Awards and the Internal Communication and Engagement Awards.

Steve is a former news editor and worked on newspapers across the West Midlands and Warwickshire for four years before moving into communications and PR. In his spare time Steve enjoys sport, theatre and is a semi-professional voice artist.

Session overview: Comms Room 101

A few years ago I tweeted about what I would put into a Comms Room 101 – it really took off and CommsHero picked it up as a regular slot at their networking sessions, which were a lifeline for many of us during the pandemic. I’m really excited that I’ll be hosting a live, in-person Comms Room 101 in Manchester on 26 September as part of Comms Hero Week!