John NeugebauerUK Marketing and Communications, DNV

After graduating with a Masters in marketing 10 years ago John has worked in marketing positions within the publishing and legal sectors. For the majority of the previous decade John has worked within the housing sector heading up the marketing and PR function for RHP Group, a South West London based housing group that is the sector leader for innovation (having topped the ‘Housing Innovation Index’ every year since its inception in 2015) and a certified ‘Top Employer in the UK and Ireland’ organisation. A Chartered Marketer, John has delivered projects that have gone onto be seen in the Guardian, the Drum and the New Statesman. This standout work led to him being invited to become a founding member of the first cross-sector marketing committee. John is also a published academic writer with book chapters written on the various impacts on consumer behaviour.

 Outside his role at RHP John acts as a Team Lead within the marketing team of the Global Diaspora Confederation. This UN-backed project, supporting people who have been displaced, with a particular emphasis this year on helping those affected by the crisis in the Ukraine, and matches them with appropriate medical, emotional and financial support.

 Outside work, John is a wild swimming fanatic so he can often be found in the sea, lakes and rivers at all times of the year!

Why did you say yes to become a CommsHero Ambassador?

I’m absolutely stoked to be a Comms Hero ambassador. I said/yelled(!) ‘YES’ to this opportunity as it’s an amazing chance to showcase and celebrate the exceptional and tireless work that our profession delivers every day. Comms Hero is both a brand and community I massively respect and love being part of, so I’m excited to play a role in more people finding out about it. Inclusion is something that is very important to me so I’m stepping up to this position with a lens of thinking about how we can inspire the next generation of Comms Heroes, from all walks of life. I want them to know how great a career in comms is and how they can steer their studies to make it happen.