Fiona’s experience spans in-house and agency roles, with a particular focus on delivering public engagement and awareness campaigns. Fiona has built experience developing and delivering community relations programmes, including consultations, public events and stakeholder relations. She is adept at developing content for a range of channels which resonates with target audiences, particularly for social media, film and creative print.
Prior to joining Copper, Fiona worked in the charity and higher education sectors, as well as holding a range of editorial positions in the publishing industry. It is Fiona’s down-to-earth and empathetic approach that has enabled her to develop public support for controversial projects, which have impacted the local community, during her career with a particular focus on estates planning and development.
Highlights of her time at the University of Birmingham included coordinating and delivering effective communications to promote the University’s 10-year, £606 million Estates Strategy. Fiona was responsible for raising awareness and securing wide ranging stakeholder support for several estate development projects, including buildings and public space.
Since joining Copper, Fiona is supporting the delivery of the community and stakeholder engagement for the early works construction of HS2, with particular focus on the future Interchange Station close to Birmingham Airport. Fiona is also responsible for supporting the development of Copper’s property portfolio in the West Midlands, offering a range of expertise in public consultations, reputation management and stakeholder relations.