Directorate General Media and Communications

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Group.png Directorate General Media and CommunicationsRdf-icon.png
Parent organization UK/Ministry of Defence
Type • propaganda
• military
Subgroups • Defence press office
• The Defence Communication Strategy

The Directorate General Media and Communications (DGMC) is the central hub for MoD media operations. It has authority over the defence press office and is an integral part of the Defence Online Engagement Strategy, as well as its parent initiative The Defence Communication Strategy.

People

Directorate general media and communication (dgmc)

Director General Nick Gurr 020 7218 0585 Executive Assistant Jan Bennett 020 7218 0546[1]

Directorate of Communication Planning

  • Director Dr Liesl Neale 020 7218 7670
  • Personal Assistant Heather Relph 020 7218 2717
  • Assistant Director Media Ops and Plans Col Jamie Martin 020 7218 2402
  • Staff Officer 1 Media Ops Lt Col Angus Brown 020 7807 8976
  • Staff Officer 2 Media Ops Sqn Ldr Roger Flynn 020 7218 6200
  • AD Chief Speech Writer Ben Rudd 020 7218 9639
  • Speech Writer Mary Noone 020 7218 3152
  • AD Research and Plans David Zwirek 020 7218 3488
  • Equipment, Resources and Defence in the UK Jessie-May Brown 020 7218 1694
  • Cdr Ian McGillivray 020 7218 0941
  • Diary/Grids Russell Neilson 020 7218 2125
  • Diary and Admin Support Karen Gilbert 020 7218 8364
  • Personnel Lt Col Steve Bostock 020 7218 0233
  • Operations Ben Maitland 020 7218 6181
  • Policy/Secretariat Charlotte Hine-Haycock 020 7218 4428

DIRECTORate of NEWS

Director News James Shelley 020 7218 5317Personal Assistant Heather Relph 020 7218 2717

PRESS OFFICE

E-mail: dnewspol@dgics.mod.ukChief Press Officer (Policy and Personnel) Nick Pett 020 7218 2906Chief Press Officer (Equipment and Operations) Miguel Head 020 7218 4677

Policy

Senior Information Officer Darragh McElroy 020 7218 7909Information Officers Rebecca Young 020 7218 5903 Hannah Fletcher 020 7218 7924

Personnel

Senior Information Officer Owen Bassett 020 7218 7954Information Officers Paul Starbrook 020 7218 2661 Paul Leat 020 7218 7931 Nick Manning 020 7218 5083 Mohammed Hussein 020 7218 3253

Equipment

Senior Information Officer Ilana Conn 020 7218 7714Information Officers Clare Keen 020 7218 2165 David Hunter 020 7218 7950

Operations

Senior Information Officer Charles Morton 020 7218 3255Information Officers Tim Wiseman 020 7218 3257 Patricia Croasdell 020 7218 1534 Vacant 020 7218 9006

Regions

Deputy Director Pam Healy 020 7218 5340Information Officer Antony Cousins 020 7218 0403

Military Advisers

Navy SO1 Cdr Paul Porter 020 7218 3258Navy SO2 Lt Cdr David Jackson 020 7218 4947Army SO1 Lt Col Nick Richardson 020 7218 3256Army SO2 Maj Lucy Bowen 020 7218 9900RAF SO1 Wg Cdr Andy McGill 020 7218 3254

Press Office Support

Office Manager Geri Mahoney-Moore 020 7218 7958Support Staff Angela Blake 020 7218 5147 Derek Cannaford 020 7218 5109Duty Press Officer (out of office hours only) 020 7218 7907 dnewsduty@dgics.mod.uk

Regional Defence Press Officers

Scotland Sara Reed 0131 310 2005North East Sean Edmunds 01904 662433North West Greg Stringer 01772 260219Midlands Mervyn Wynne Jones 01743 262338Wales Paul Barnard 01446 744044East Eleanor Treharne-Jones 01480 425346South East Susan Coulthard 020 7218 3259South West Jason Impey 01980 672347

Affiliations



References

  1. The White Book September 2008 Contacts in government departments and agencies, Published by the Central Office of Information. September 2008
  2. DMOC Defence Media Operations Centre, accessed 3 March 2009