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Nicola Bates

Director of External Affairs

Nicola is the Director of External Affairs. She oversees the external affairs team, comprising member relations, public affairs, policy, media and communications. This ensures that we anticipate and respond to issues within the industry in order to provide the public with the clearest information on the sector.

Nicola works with firms who believe in the importance of a responsible, engaged industry to carry out critical analysis of policy, public and communications risks and coordinates the reply.

Previously she was a board director of Ellwood Atfield and worked amongst others for MHP Communications and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

She stood in the 2010 General Election as a Parliamentary candidate in Sheffield Hallam and was an elected Governor of King’s College Hospital Trust. Nicola has also relaunched the Women in Communications Careers Network, a networking group for women leaders.