Rebecca Whitehead

Director, group communications


I head up the Jisc group's communications team.

I manage a small team responsible for internal communications, media relations and our web and social media presence. Our role is to promote the work of Jisc to the wider higher education, further education and skills communities. Especially in key media so they understand what we do and how we can help them on their road to excellence by getting better value from their digital assets to enhance the student experience, their research excellence and organisational efficiency.



I have over 15 years experience working across both the public and private sectors within communications and PR.

I gained a degree from Leeds Metropolitan in public relations and business with a year in industry. I've worked for British Energy (now EDF), BNFL, Orange (now EE), the AA driving school and joined Jisc in 2008.