Media enquiries

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Media team

General media queries

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Head of Media - Wendy Fielder

22 Whitehall

Head of News - Rhodri Phillips

Oversight of media enquiries and news handling issues for the Department and the Secretary of State

News teams

Deputy Head of News - Tanya Holden

Deputy Head of News - Emma Tilley

22 Whitehall

Oversight of humanitarian crises, conflict and fragile states, including the Middle East, Africa, economic development, education and climate change, Government Equalities Office

Saving and Protecting Lives

Humanitarian crises, Syria region (including Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey), Yemen crisis, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, North Africa, Counter-Daesh, Security (including counter-terrorism and Strategic Defence Security Review), governance, open societies, anti-corruption, transparency, Global Goals, Conflict Stability and Stabilisation Fund (CSSF)

Senior Press Officer - Pawan Dhande

22 Whitehall

Press Officer - Philippa Russell

Jobs and Prosperity

World Bank, Trade, Commonwealth Development Corporation, Prosperity Fund, Africa, Education (including child marriage) climate change.

Senior Press Officer - Jo Lehmann

Press Officer - Miriam Evans

Consumer, Diaspora, Regional

Civil Society and Aid Match, Connecting Classrooms, Sport, Consumer Media, Regional Visits, Diaspora Media.

Senior Communications Officer - Jessica Vickerage

Value for money/Reform

0.7, ODA rules and transparency, UN and humanitarian reform, suppliers and procurement, migration, modern slavery, demining, Asia (including Good Governance Fund/Ukraine), EU and Brexit, safeguarding.

Senior Press Officer - Tanya Clarke

22 Whitehall

Press Officer - Roma Wells

Global Health

Family planning, disease, FGM, Gavi, Global Fund, Caribbean, Overseas Territories, women and girls, corporate

Senior Press Officer - Sarah Kerr

Press Officer - Hannah Zainuddin

Scotland and Devolved Nations

Senior Press Officer - vacant

Press office management

Media Office Manager - Sifiso Ngwenya

Covers: general queries, budgets, administration

Creative Content Team (multimedia and social)

All creative content, multimedia and online communications (including our website and social media channels)

Creative Content Team - Tim Gatt

22 Whitehall


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