Spoken Word Communications is excited to announce that former National Grid Communicator Clive Hawkins and former BP Communicator Elodie Grant Goodey have signed on to head the London office of the Media, Crisis Communications and Presentations Training company.
Clive Hawkins is an experienced FTSE20 communication leader with over 30 years’ corporate communication leadership experience, having directed national and international communication programmes under intense government, regulatory, media and public scrutiny.
He is former Global Head of Employee Communication & Media Relations for National Grid plc and was chief media spokesperson between 2001 – 2015, where he directed media relations for M&A, financial results and corporate development activities throughout National Grid’s transformation into one of the largest energy companies in the world.
Clive also led media relations for National Grid’s UK and USA electricity and gas infrastructure developments, where the company invested £3 billion ($4.3 billion) annually on replacing and upgrading electricity and gas infrastructure assets including the development and expansion of the UK’s major LNG storage terminal at Isle of Grain, electricity transmission cable tunnels across London, substations, overhead lines, gas pipelines and compressor stations to connect new supplies of energy to electricity and gas networks across the UK and northeastern region of the USA.
Clive is a member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Institute of Directors, and European Association of Communication Directors. He is former chair of the communications directorate of the UK’s trade association, Energy UK, and an inaugural member of the Queen Elizabeth Engineering Prize Communication Counsel.
Elodie Grant Goodey is a senior communications and external affairs professional with 20 years’ international experience in external issues management, societal risk assessment, corporate responsibility, government and civil society relations, external and internal communications.
She has deep expertise in the oil and gas industry but also works across other industries. She was formerly BP’s Head of Societal Issues and Relationships, leading social policy management, social risk assessment, advocacy and stakeholder engagement. She also worked as Head of Communications for BP’s Exploration & Production business and as Communications and External Affairs Director for BP’s North Africa business.
Elodie has wide experience at Board and Executive Committee level and a global network of contacts in NGOs, government organisations and multinational companies (Algeria/Libya). Previously, Elodie worked for the BBC World Service and volunteered for a number of human rights NGOs.