Director of Communications
Lynsay joined CDC in May 2015 from the Advertising Standards Authority where she was Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs and a member of the Executive Board.
Lynsay spent ten years at the ASA, where she was also responsible for developing and launching the new organisation strategy.
Previously she was a consultant at Portcullis Public Affairs where she worked with a wide range of clients across the public and private sector, including GlaxoSmithKline, the National Osteoporosis Society and Reckitt Benckiser.
Lynsay studied Law at Queen Mary College, London.
Rhyddid joined CDC in 2008 with wide experience as a communications and government relations specialist.
Prior to CDC Rhyddid was employed in senior government communications roles at the Department for International Development and the Department for Trade and Industry. He has also worked as a political adviser for Centrica plc and at a number of public relations agencies, with clients including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, the Local Government Association and Diageo.
Rhyddid has an Honours degree in Economics and Politics from Bristol University.
Robert joined CDC in February 2016 with experience in public relations, as well as broadcast journalism.
Prior to joining CDC, he worked as a consultant at communications agency, PLMR. He has also worked as a journalist for regional radio stations, including Heart in Bristol and Radio Aire in Leeds.
Robert has an Honours degree in Economics and Philosophy and a postgraduate qualification in Broadcast Journalism.
Internal Communications Manager
Adrienne is our Internal Communications Manager responsible for helping align our employees behind our strategy and inspire them about our mission and progress. Adrienne joined us in June 2016.
Prior to joining CDC, Adrienne worked for Pearson across global Technology and Corporate Affairs teams specialising in internal communications, change management and employee engagement.
Adrienne has a background in Education and Applied Linguistics focusing on Intercultural Communication and has lived and worked in the US as well as Japan and China for many years. She holds a B.I.S from the University of Minnesota and M.Ed from Seattle University.
Head of Strategic Communications
Sarah joined CDC in September 2013 with wide experience in communications and government relations.
Prior to CDC, she was Head of External Relations at youth charity Changemakers. She has also worked as a political adviser at exams group Cambridge Assessment and as a senior consultant at communications agency Connect Communications, advising clients in the health, education and housing sectors.
Sarah holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in International Relations from the University of Bristol.
Miriam de Lacy
Senior Communications Adviser
Miriam joined CDC as Director of Communications in 2005 and took up her role as Senior Adviser in 2015. She joined CDC from the Wellcome Trust where she was Head of Media. She has worked in senior communications roles with BT, the NSPCC, the BBC and Diageo.
Miriam spent several years at leading international PR agencies including Hill and Knowlton and Burson-Marstellar, where she was a director in the Corporate and Public Affairs Division.
Miriam studied Law at Westminster University and the Law Society’s College of Law and her early career was in legal publishing.
Stakeholder and Policy Manager
Andrew joined CDC in April 2016 with a background in politics and international development policy.
Prior to CDC, he was Head of External Relations for Development Initiatives, a research organisation with a focus on improving international development data. During this time Andrew actively worked on the international discussions around the Sustainable Development Goals.
Andrew has worked in the corporate sector for Bupa, working on the communication of its sustainability strategy, and as an adviser on international development in the UK Houses of Parliament.
Andrew studied History and Politics at the University of Nottingham.
Barbara joined CDC in 2008 and has held senior PA roles in the financial services sector at UBS and Merrill Lynch.
Barbara has a BA Honours degree in French and Swedish and has post-graduate diplomas in French from the Paris Chamber of Commerce and the Silver Medal from the Royal Society of Arts.