Jo Field, Founder & Managing Director, JFG Comms

Jo Field – our Award-winning Founder and Managing Director

Jo founded JFG Communications in 2016.

Before this, Jo was Head of Campaigns, Communications and Engagement at Transport for London (TfL), where she built the company’s award-winning stakeholder engagement team. Jo transformed TfL’s external relationships and built stakeholder support and advocacy for London’s transport infrastructure and the funding to deliver it.

Expertise 

Jo has a 15-year track record of success in developing and delivering public affairs and stakeholder engagement strategies and campaigns; policy development; crisis communications; and protecting corporate reputations.

Jo is an expert in creating innovative ways to connect people and policymakers. She helps companies engage their stakeholders, build advocacy about what they do, and inform and influence policy.

Jo uses social science research methods to underpin stakeholder engagement, research and consultation to develop policy. She believes in early engagement and the power of public affairs to connect people and policymakers, enabling better policy decisions to be made.

Jo is also a stakeholder engagement trainer for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). 

Board and committee memberships

Jo is an experienced board and committe member, and sits on the following non-profit boards and committees:

Professional institutions

Jo is a Member of the CIHT, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, and a Member of the Public Relations and Communications Association. Jo is an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Awards

In 2016, Jo was named FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Industry Champion, for attracting and retaining women in transport, and inspiring young people to choose transport careers. 

Jo was a finalist in this year's Global Equality and Diversity awards, for her efforts campaigning for gender diversity in transport.

Jo was shortlisted for Consultant of the Year in this year's Public Affairs Awards. (JFG Comms was nominated for Consultancy of the Year).



Sarah McSharry, Head of Marketing

Sarah McSharry, Associate Head of Marketing

Sarah has over 15 years of experience in marketing communications, within several different industries and organisational structures, and has achieved the Chartered Institute of Marketing qualification through to Postgraduate Diploma Level.  With a particular passion for copy writing, Sarah is skilled in the compilation and editing of all types of marketing materials and literature, delivering cutting edge copy to meet all kinds of briefs. 

Our associates

We work with a network of trusted associates who are highly-skilled experts in their field. This means we can offer a range of specialist communications and diversity services that are fully bespoke and tailored to your needs. Our associates include:

  • Employee communications and engagement specialists
  • Leadership development experts and executive coaches
  • Marketing communications experts
  • Digital communications managers and SEO specialists
  • Web developers
  • Social research consultants
  • Events managers
  • Graphic designers, photographers and videographers