Introducing the LPS Team
This feature has been updated. First published July 2019.
An experienced public sector communicator Giuseppina Valenza, she has been supporting others in the sector throughout her career. She joined the LPS committee in 2018/19.
In her day job, she is Head of Communications and Customer Experience at Tandridge District Council in Surrey.
Her aim is to lead a proactive, co-ordinated and professional approach to corporate communications and make better use of customer insight to enhance services and deliver a better experience for the customer.
She manages the communications team and matrix manages a team of case officers to deliver communications activities including website and social media management, publications, campaigns, consultation, media relations, events, crisis management and internal communications. She is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Giuseppina is the communications lead for the Council’s transformation programme, which will radically change the Council’s operating model and its relationships with customers, as well as ensuring the Council is financially self-sufficient and sustainable.
Giuseppina is Chair of the Surrey Communications Group, a Surrey wide public sector networking group of about 100 communications professionals from councils, health, emergency services, universities and related charities, which encourages partnership working and facilitates cross-sector discussions and activities.
Giuseppina is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and an Accredited PR Practitioner.
Update: Giuseppina was made a Fellow of the CIPR in 2020.