John Preston

John Preston

Director, Communications
Senior Facilitator and Adviser

John Preston is an experienced communications professional who has previously worked for prime ministers and senior politicians. He has coordinated the public face of election campaigns, liaising and engaging with journalists and reporters. Success in these roles has demanded an expert knowledge of strategic communications procedures and platforms.

As a writer, John has a practical and accessible style and develops and presents workshops to improve writing skills for a variety of public sector clients. His work as a prime ministerial adviser gives him insights that enrich the programs and workshops he delivers.

John has published opinion pieces, written procedural guidelines for public sector agencies and developed standards for high-level communications. He is an advocate for the strategic use of social media and for the use of technology in communications.

Away from work John plays guitar in a working band, collects books, consumes politics and current affairs, and is a keen photographer.

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