Welcome to GCS – Directors of Communications appointments

17 May 2019 01:34 PM

Alex Aiken, Executive Director for Government Communications and Head of Profession congratulates colleagues appointed to Directors of Communications roles for the profession.

Welcome and congratulations to Craig Woodhouse who has been appointed as Director of Communications at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Craig will join BEIS in July from Edelman where he is currently a Senior Director.

Craig Woodhouse yesterday said:

“I am delighted to be joining the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as Director of Communications. This is an incredibly exciting time for the department, which has a key role in two of the major communications challenges facing the Government – helping to guide the business community through our departure from the European Union and seize new opportunities once we have left, and ensuring that society embraces the technological and green energy revolution taking place in our economy which will transform the way people work, travel and live.”

“From my work with some of the world’s leading companies at Edelman I know just how important both of these issues are. I look forward to joining the excellent BEIS team and getting started.”

Congratulations Penny Fox

Congratulations to Penny Fox who will be taking up the role of interim Director of Communications at the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to cover a period of parental leave from the middle of June.  

GCS Leadership

GCS aims to help every government communicator perform to the best of their potential and is committed to the Civil Service Leadership vision. As a profession we seek to develop leaders who are: