Tanya heads the Specialist Services practice which brings together issues and crisis management, internal communications, behaviour change 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.
A former journalist, she served as Press Secretary to then Prime Minister Tony Blair for over four years before joining Grayling where she ran the public affairs practice in the UK and worked on a range of clients including Mars, Fujitsu, the DWP and Scope. Since leaving Grayling she has worked in-house at Sport England and Nationwide Building Society and has also run her own consultancy working with the likes of 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 Liberty, the human rights organisation; the Thomson Foundation which works to raise standards of journalism across the world; and London Sport which is working to make London the most active city in the world.