I've worked in media for over 10 years. Before moving into communications and marketing, I was a writer at the Guardian and a producer for the BBC World Service. 

I won the 2008 Alistair Cooke Award for Journalism, and studied communications at Stanford as a Fulbright scholar, specialising in digital. For the last three years I've coached staff to improve their communications skills – including writing marketing copy, setting up campaigns and writing speeches.

In 2010 the British Council named me one of its 100 'future leaders of Britain' and invited me to speak in Shanghai and Beijing about the future of media.