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Head Judge - Communication Award

    Sam Lister
Director of Communications, Partnerships & Governance, BEIS

Sam is a senior member of the UK Government’s communication profession, responsible for strategy, campaigns, media relations, digital, stakeholder and corporate engagement at BEIS, and for communication oversight of its 55 partner organisations. Sam is also responsible for wider relations and governance with this diverse group of agencies – which including the UK Research Councils, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Oil and Gas Authority and Green Investment Bank– and the department’s own governance structure. Prior to joining BEIS he was Director of Communication at the Department of Health for five years, and spent 11 years at The Times in senior reporting and management roles, including as health editor and news editor.