Future Leaders 2022 cohort

Congratulations to the following communications professionals who made it onto the 2022 Future Leaders programme!

James Illingworth

Media Manager, Wigan Council


Melissa Tricoire

Communications Business Partner, Kirklees Council

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Kimberley Nichol

Principal Public Relations Officer, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Lyndsey Hannam

Head of News, Kensington and Chelsea Council

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Emily Taylor

Digital Communications and Campaigns Manager, Telford & Wrekin Council

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Chris Oates

Communications and Marketing Business Partner, Leeds City Council


Rob Marshall

Communications Manager, Oldham Council

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Melanie Haslam

Acting Head of Public Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement, LGA


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Helena Hornby

Campaigns and Internal Communications Manager, Staffordshire County Council


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Jimmy Smallwood

Senior Media Manager, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)


Charlotte Goulding

Strategic Communications and Campaigns Manager, Waltham Forest Council

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Lauren Doughton

Digital Communications Officer, Shetland Islands Council

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Max Wieland

Stockport Metropolitan Council

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Matt Geer

Head of Communications and Marketing, West Kent Housing Association