Tanya is the MD of the Corporate Affairs + Advisory practice at H+K London bringing together corporate and public affairs; training; issues and crisis management; internal communications; behaviour change; and diversity and inclusion.
She started her career a journalist before serving as Press Secretary initially to a Cabinet Minister and then, for over four years, to the Prime Minister. Since leaving the civil service she has worked at senior levels both in house and in agency working with a range of organisations and institutions in public, private and NGO sectors.
She has extensive experience providing senior counsel to a range of organisations helping to manage risk and restore, build and protect the reputations. She helps clients tell their stories with credibility and authenticity to colleagues, customers, journalists, investors or political and regulatory stakeholders.
A South African by birth and a Londoner in her soul, she has lived and worked in Paris, Pakistan and Hong Kong.
Among her many extra-curricular activities, Tanya sits on the board of the Thomson Foundation which works to raise standards of journalism across the world; the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women which supports women in low and middle income countries; the London Philharmonic Orchestra; and London Sport which is working to make London the most active city in the world.