Media enquiries

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Media team

General media queries

Follow the DFID Media office on Twitter - @DFID_Press

Head of Media - Zoe Paxton

22 Whitehall

News teams

Head of News - Rhodri Phillips

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

Deputy Head of News - Tanya Holden

Jobs and Prosperity

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

Senior Press Officer - Emma Parrott

22 Whitehall

Press Officer - Connie Fisher

22 Whitehall

Global Health

Family planning, disease, FGM, Gavi, Global Fund, Caribbean.

Senior Press Officer - Emma Tilley

22 Whitehall

Press Officer - Pallavi Singh

22 Whitehall

Covers: women and girls

Consumer, Diaspora, Regional

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

Senior Communications Officer - Steph Mann

Covers: consumer, diaspora, features and regional press

Deputy Head of News

Senior Press Officer - Tanya Clarke

22 Whitehall

Deputy Head of News - Cordelia Nelson

Covers: Africa, economic development, corruption


Humanitarian Crises, conflict and fragile states (MENAD including Gulf, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Afghanistan), Anti-Corruption, transparency & governance, Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), Strategic Defence Security Review (SDSR), Counter-Terrorism, Global Goals.

Press Officer - Pawan Dhande

22 Whitehall

Value for money/Reform

0.7, ODA rules, UN, humanitarian reform, suppliers review, migration and slavery, Asia and transition, corporate, EU/Brexit (including Good Governance Fund/Ukraine)

Senior Press Officer - Tanya Clarke

22 Whitehall

Press Officer - Matthew Lower

22 Whitehall

Scotland and Devolved Nations

Senior Press Officer - Chris Nabney

Abercrombie House

Press office management

Media Office Manager - Nancy Dent

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


Main accounts

  • @DFID_UK - follow the main account for all our latest updates
  • @DFID_Press - follow for press releases and resources for journalists
  • @DFID_Research - follow for in depth studies on development

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Podcasts and presentations

  • SoundCloud - hear our latest podcasts from development experts
  • Prezi - view our interactive slideshows
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