Tanya heads the Corporate Affairs + Advisory practice, which brings together issues and crisis management, internal communications and public affairs.
She has a wealth of communications experience having worked for the private, public and NGO sectors supporting them across communications disciplines including public and corporate affairs, issues and crisis management and behaviour change campaigning.
Tanya’s current clients include Haleon, where she gives counsel to their Chief Corporate Communications Officer, and leading H+K’s corporate affairs work for BSI, Global Blood Therapeutics and IKEA.
She started her career a journalist before serving as Press Secretary initially to a Cabinet Minister and then, for over four years, to the Prime Minister, then Tony Blair. Since leaving the civil service she has worked at senior levels both in house and in agency working with a range of organisations and institutions in public, private and NGO sectors including Mars, Fujitsu, the DWP, Sport England, Nationwide Building Society, Tesco, ISBA and Lloyds Banking Group.
She was the architect of the multi-award-winning This Girl Can campaign which in its first year inspired 2.8 million women to get active.
Tanya is a graduate of the London School of Economics and has an MA from the University of London. A South African by birth and a Londoner in her soul, she has lived and worked in Paris, Pakistan and Hong Kong.
Among her many extra-curricular activities, Tanya sits on the board of Creative UK, the Thomson Foundation which works to raise standards of journalism across the world; the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women which supports women in low and middle income countries; the London Philharmonic Orchestra; and London Sport which is working to make London the most active city in the world