Lisa PotterCommunications and Performance Manager, Perth & Kinross Council

Lisa’s a public sector comms pro who has recently returned to local government after a couple of years in a membership organisation. Contrary to rumours she had no insight into the upcoming pandemic when she jumped ship in 2019. Currently working as Communications and Performance Manager for Perth and Kinross Council in Scotland and blogs book reviews on the side.

Why did you say yes to become a CommsHero Ambassador?

I self-fund my CPD learning and often it’s the cost of travel and accommodation (and time away from family) on top of the ticket price that makes attending in-person conferences prohibitive. The reimagining of CommsHero day into a week prompted by the pandemic was perfect for me. And, the range of speakers and topics – all soaked in the genuine affection for the world of comms that CommsHero embodies – meant the ticket was the best learning investment I ever made. As CommsHero Week now moves into a hybrid model I’m excited to play a part in supporting what this unsurpassed week of learning looks like in 2023.