Dennis Campbell

Dennis Campbell

Denis Campbell has covered health for the Guardian and Observer newspapers since 2007. He is the health policy editor of both papers. He writes about a wide range of subjects, including medicine and public health, but focuses in particular on the NHS and also mental health. He writes regularly about key NHS issues including staffing, funding and waiting times. He shares health writing duties at the Guardian with the health editor Andrew Gregory. Before joining the Observer in 1999 Denis worked at the (Glasgow) Herald, Scotland on Sunday and Irish Times newspapers.


Claire Riley

Claire Riley

Claire Riley is the Executive Director of corporate governance, communications and involvement for the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board and joined them in 2022 from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust where she was Executive Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs. Claire is multi award winning leader, a qualified marketer and has a post-graduate diploma in Marketing and a BA (Hons) in Business Management & Organisations with extensive experience in business, marketing and communications across public and private sectors and is a qualified and experienced lecturer. Claire joined the Trust in 2010 from her role as director of communications for the North East Strategic Health Authority, previous to this Claire was the marketing manager for Northumbrian Water Ltd. Claire is a non-executive director for a number of local and national organisations including; Explain Market Research Ltd, Helpforce and is also Chair of Governors for Ashington Academy in Northumberland and Chair of Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books. Claire holds the Freedom of the City of London, is married with two girls, is a long-suffering Newcastle United fan and a life-long Wham! fan.


Ranjeet Kaile

Ranjeet Kaile

Ranjeet is responsible for leading an award-winning communications, stakeholder engagement and public affairs service at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and South East London Integrated Care Board where he is the Executive Director of Communications and Engagement. Ranjeet is an expert in his field with over 20 years of experience working in some of the country’s most dynamic public sector arenas. He has held several senior communication roles throughout his career, including as special adviser for the Department of Health, Houses of Parliament and a number of Local Authorities


Kate Jarman

Kate Jarman

Kate is Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs at Milton Keynes University Hospital and co-founder of Flex NHS, a movement to promote and enable flexible working in the NHS. Kate co-founded Flex NHS and teamed up with social media influencers and grass-roots campaigners to make flexible working more accessible to the 1.5 million staff working in the NHS. Flex NHS champions flex for all and promotes a better work/life balance as a vital part of recruiting and retaining staff now and in the future. Kate has worked in the NHS for more than 15 years, leading communications teams and working across corporate affairs portfolios. Prior to joining the NHS, Kate worked in the criminal justice system, leading communications and media planning and responses for major police investigations and criminal trials. Kate is particularly interested in open, inclusive communication and engagement with staff, service users and communities and passionate about equal opportunities and representation for women in the NHS.


Harriet Small

Harriet Small

Harriet is a Communications and People Engagement Manager at Sky. She has close to 15 years experience in communications, journalism, and public affairs at companies such as Hackney Council, The UKCivil Aviation Authority, Transport for London, Sky, Merton Council, Hackney Council, the European Union, NHS, and titles across Hearst Media. She is an awarding communicator, and co-host of the hit PR Comms, Marketing and Podcast podcast, Have You Got 5 Minutes? Harriet is an ambassador the Taylor Bennett Foundation.


James Delves

James Delves

James is recognised by both CIM and the PRCA, as a chartered marketer and a senior communications specialist. He has spent the last 20 years executing marketing and communications campaigns for many of the world’s leading brands including: Netflix, Vodafone, Orange, Ericsson, Samsung, Intel, Motorola and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

As CIM’s Head of PR and External Engagement, he is responsible for overseeing the communication strategy and driving CIM and marketing’s reputation as a force for good. James has won numerous awards for his campaigns and represents CIM in the House of Commons, where with CIM’s CEO, Chris Daly he ensures that the marketing community’s voice is heard on the issues such as sustainability, mental health, regulation, inclusion and equality.

James has a degree in Marketing and International Business and is married to a secondary school teacher. He has two children Alexandra and Henry.


Kate Jones

Kate Jones

Kate is an accredited, award-winning corporate communication specialist with 25 years’ experience, both agency and in-house, across a range of industries. She is an IoIC Fellow and was named IoIC Internal Communicator of the Year 2016, chairing the IoIC Board from 2015-2021.


Emer Delaney

Emer Delaney

Emer Delaney is Director of Communications for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust and West London NHS Trust. She is a highly experienced and skilled communicator with a background in healthcare, most recently as the regional communications lead for NHS London. She has a strong background in crisis communications, most recently leading NHS London through COVID-19, media relations and digital marketing. She is an advocate for strategic communications leadership.


Lewis Williams

Lewis Williams

Lewis Williams has been a CIPR member since 2020, two years following his CIPR-accredited MA in International Public Relations and Global Communications Management from Cardiff University.
Lewis completed the Government Communication Service internship scheme, placed at NHS Blood and Transplant.  He has recently  recorded an episode with Asif Choudry for the #CommsHero podcast here.
In the last four years, Lewis has worked on corporate comms in the NHS for Wales’ national blood donation service, and delivered integrated campaigns and stakeholder engagement for local government.
Lewis has recently gone full circle, rejoining NHS Blood and Transplant as a Senior Communications Officer within their External Affairs team.
Comms aside, Lewis is a keen traveler and foodie, capable of asking for the menu in three languages having studied both French and Spanish as an undergrad at university.


Asif Choudry

Asif Choudry

Asif Choudry is Sales & Marketing Director with resource, an award winning creative marketing and print provider. He is a CIM Fellow and Chartered Marketer.  He is the founder of #CommsHero @CommsHero the award winning conference that is a community celebrating the heroics comms people perform every day. Although a big fan of social media, he’s not afraid to use tried and tested comms channels like meeting IRL (In Real Life), speaking on the phone and handwriting a letter or three.