Kirsten Walkom, Save the Children – Global Communications Director
Save the Children
Global Communications Director
Kirsten Walkom is an established global communications leader who has developed world-class brands in over 150 countries.
Kirsten has extensive reputation management and corporate communications experience including work with luxury brands, UN organisations and NGOs, and heads of states and members of the Royal Family. She has delivered unparalleled results for clients on the global stage including the UNGA, Davos, political campaigns, and during moments of global mobilisation.
Currently the Director of Global Communications for Save the Children International, Kirsten works to bring positive change to the world’s most marginalised children through effective storytelling. Responsible for helping to strengthen the relationship with the internal and external public, Kirsten and her team brings positive change to life.
Kirsten’s work and leadership has been recognised by many top-tier publications including being named in PRWeek’s 2017 Power Book as one of the UK’s most influential PR people, as one of Marketing Magazine’s ‘Top 30 Under 30’ and as one of the ‘Top Ten to Watch.’ Kirsten has been a speaker at the Transform Europe Conference, QMAC, Web 20/20, and the Optimising Performance conference. She has won multiple awards throughout her career, including recognition from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, International Association of Business Communicators, the Clio Awards and will be a global judge for brand and PR work for the Transform Europe awards in 2016.
Kirsten holds an HBA from Queen’s University in Canada with a specialisation in terrorism and counter-terrorism. She leverages this knowledge to strengthen communications in both traditional and crisis situations.