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Shanice Shields-Mills - Project, Network and Digital Manager
Shanice is a communications specialist, who has over six years’ experience providing high quality public relation services across international markets within finance, technology and consumer brands. After graduating from university in 2014, she went onto work a number of roles in luxury retail before getting involved in Evenings Standard inner city campaign, raising issues on social inclusivity. Shanice then went onto join Citi Bank, Public Affairs EMEA. 

She is also an alumni of the prestigious PR programme, the Taylor Bennett Foundation. Following her time on the programme she went onto work for Vodafone as the External Communications Assistant in 2016 before moving over to Grayling’s Atomic PR. Briefly, working for ei as Club Liaison and Research Manager, she then re-joined Vodafone as the Team Coordinator for Corporate External Affairs, Digital and Editorial.

Charlie Burgess - Editorial Director & Board Member
Charlie Burgess has been a media adviser to a clutch of innovative companies for the past seven years. A recovering journalist, he worked in Fleet Street for nearly 30 years, latterly as the managing editor of The Independent where he was also the founding sports editor and the home editor. At the Guardian he was the media editor, the Saturday editor, travel editor and a sports writer. At the Daily Mail he was a features executive. He is also non-executive director of the CN Group. He spent two weeks as a Games Maker at the London Olympics. His hobbies include magic (look here at the hands of Charliethecard and if you are impressed, he is available for parties) and Carlisle United, his home town team. He lives in London with his wife. His two children visit occasionally. He has a small share in a beautiful pub in the Lake District, the Woolpack Inn in Eskdale, which you should visit.

Sophie Radice - Senior Editor at Editorial Intelligence
Sophie was a journalist for twenty-five years working for The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, Evening Standard, Vogue, Elle and Elle decoration. She worked as The Editor of Labour Today at Redwood Publishing. She then worked for the NGO' Women for Refugee Women' as a Communications Director for six years. Last year she worked for small local women's health and education charities in Sierra Leone and is trying to help raise funds to get a secondary school built there. Her first novel 'The Henry Experiment' was adapted for The BBC and she is really trying to finish her second about her recent year travelling around the world on her own.

Andrew Davidson - ei Associate
Andrew is a creative education consultant. He began his career at PR agency Hobsbawm Macaulay then spent 12 years in education policy and communications at Design Council, Creative & Cultural Skills, Institution of Civil Engineers and Department for Education & Skills. He was a primary school governor for 8 years, is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and an Alumni Ambassador for the University of Brighton, where he studied Visual Culture. Andrew’s baking won ‘Best in Show’ at the De Beauvoir Flower & Produce Show in 2012 and 2013.

Harvey Goldsmith - Chairman, Editorial Intelligence
Harvey is a legendary and visionary producer and promoter of rock concerts, charity events and television broadcasts. He has produced managed and promoted shows with most of the world’s major artists and was responsible for the two largest music events in the world, ever; Live Aid and Live 8. Harvey continues to promote and produce music shows to this very day. Harvey has received numerous awards including, CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 1996 and more recently to celebrate HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Harvey received the Diamond Award for his contribution to The Arts. In July 2012, Harvey received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Brighton. In June 2013 Harvey produced ‘Sound of Change Live’ at Twickenham Stadium, a four hour star-studded show presented by CHIME FOR CHANGE: recently founded by Gucci, which campaigns for improved Education, Health and Justice for women and girls worldwide.

Julia Hobsbawm - Founder and Chief Curator
Julia Hobsbawm founded the knowledge networking business Editorial Intelligence in 2005. Her aim to “bring connections and ideas to professional individuals who have been isolated for too long in their corporate silos” has become the benchmark for modern networking. In 2011 she was made Honorary Visiting Professor in Networking at City University London’s Cass Business School – a world first. Her new book 'Fully Connected: Surviving & Thriving in an Age of Overload" was published on 20 April 2017. She tweets from @juliahobsbawm and her personal website is www.juliahobsbawm.com

Laura Musins - Office, Network and Editorial Co-ordinator
Laura graduated from Exeter University in 2011, with a first in Archaeology. Since graduating she has worked in the juice bar of a health club and was also a research intern for Editorial Intelligence, before joining ei full-time in 2013. Her career history to date includes spells as a door-to-door seller of organic vegetables, a clerk in a travel agent, working as bar staff in Australia, and landscaping the courtyard of a stonemason’s showroom. Laura has practised Taekwon-do for over 14 years, instructs at a Club in north London and competed for England at the European Championships.

Geraldine Sharpe-Newton - non-exec board member
As a Public Relations Executive, Journalist and TV Producer, on both sides of the Atlantic, Geraldine Sharpe-Newton has worked at the heart of media relations and corporate communications for more than three decades. She has been head of communications for three of the world's major news organisations, ‘CBS’, ‘ITN’ and ‘CNN’ International. Early years in U.S broadcast journalism led her to ‘Burson-Marsteller’, Public Relations in New York. She handled the U.S launch of ‘The Economist’ News magazine and was a Vice President at publishers, ‘Simon & Shuster’. Back in broadcasting, at ‘CBS News’, she led the ‘transition, communications-team’ during the handover from Walter Cronkite to Dan Rather.
In London she ran the ‘ITN’ Communications and PR operation. She was Communications Director at the ‘Worldwide Fund for Nature’ (WWF) and later at ‘Turner Broadcasting’ was Senior Vice President in charge of international press relations outside the US, for ‘CNN’ International and the Cartoon Network. Geraldine was a longtime President of ‘The Media Society’, and is a specialist business mentor for ‘The Prince's Trust’, on the advisory board of The Global Thinkers Forum, an external Trustee for the Bach Choir. She is deeply involved in ‘mentoring’ and conducted media training for the ‘Clore’ Leadership programme’. She is a board member at ‘Theatre 503’, in Battersea, and is on the Development Committee of The ‘Tricycle Theatre’. She is also a ‘Critical Eye’ Associate and was latterly UK chair of the ‘International Women's Forum’. Geraldine has been a strategic communications consultant for over a decade to such clients as Business Week magazine, Control Risks,Central School for Speech and Drama among others. Renowned for her travels to uncommon places she is now working on her first book of short stories.


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