I oversee editorial, strategy and content for Ocean’s housing publications, as the Editor of Inside Housing and Group Editor for Social Housing magazine. Since joining Ocean in 2014, I have overseen Inside Housing’s move to web-first publishing, the introduction of initiatives to engage more with readers including the popular IH50 panel of columnists, a website re-launch, and the introduction of a website paywall and paid-for group subscriptions. In the past year, I have supported the launch of HousingExpert, Ocean’s data intelligence platform for organisations working with housing associations. I am the British Society of Magazine Editors B2B editor of the year, and current president of the International Building Press.
Previously, I edited Local Government Chronicle, the news magazine for local authority chief executives and directors, for five years. I led a complete redesign of the titles and a move to paid for online access, and oversaw the coveted LGC Awards and the much imitated LGC Summit for council chiefs. I joined LGC from Community Care, where I led the Stand Up Now for Social Work campaign to improve media portrayals and public perceptions of social workers in the aftermath of the harrowing Baby P case. Previously I deputy edited Third Sector, the news magazine for voluntary sector chief executives.
As a freelancer writer, I have written for a diverse range of magazines, from Health Service Journal to Woman&Home. I have also worked in the charity sector as deputy editor for Voluntary Sector, the magazine of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. I am the co-author of a book titled “The Good Giving Guide: A supporter’s guide to charities and campaigning”.