OUP appoints Lisa Attenborough as group communications director

OUP appoints Lisa Attenborough as group communications director

Oxford University Press has appointed Lisa Attenborough as its new group communications director.

Attenborough takes over in September from Rachel Goode who was in the role for a decade but has moved within OUP to become director of marketing within the academic division.

The new appointee will report directly to c.e.o. Nigel Portwood with responsibility for corporate reputation, brand, employee engagement and “contributing towards expanding OUP’s reach and impact worldwide”.

Attenborough started her career in marketing agencies before moving to the Financial Times. Since then she has worked for brands including Siemens, United Biscuits, Marks & Spencer and Premier Foods. Most recently she was the communications director at Arla Foods.

She said: “I’m excited to be joining OUP. Its history and purpose make it unique and will be a privilege to work with. I look forward to bringing my extensive experience in building brands at both a corporate and consumer level to the organisation. I can’t wait to start working with my new team and colleagues as well as broadening my perspectives and enjoying new learning opportunities."

Portwood added: “Lisa is a perfect fit for OUP. She has significant experience in running communications teams in large companies with strong brands and reputations. I know she will bring a wealth of knowledge to OUP and play a valuable role in helping us to achieve our long-term ambitions.”