Director of Communications and Policy
Shelley McNicol graduated from the University of East Anglia in 1995 with a degree in history.
After leaving university she was elected to the National Union of Students where she served two terms as National Treasurer. The role blended commercial responsibilities including a seat on the Board of Endsleigh Insurance and Chairman of NHS Services Ltd with representational and media activities. It was in this role that Shelley first served as a media spokesperson, appearing on Newsnight, BBC News and Sky News.
From there Shelley held a number of PR and marketing roles including a marketing role at Proctor and Gamble before joining the PR and Public Affairs agency Morgan Allen Moore as a Director advising a range of health care clients on their government relations and PR activity.
In 2002 Shelley joined MPS, initially as Head of PR and then Head of Communications. In 2014 Shelley was promoted to Director of Communications and Policy. In her time at MPS, Shelley has shaped the organisations interactions with governments and media around the world and has provided reputational management advice to many members facing challenging and intrusive media coverage.