Gill has supported the NRFC for over 15 years to develop stakeholder support and devise policy and stakeholder events to raise the profile of fuel poverty issues.
Gill is one of the leading figures working in the public affairs industry. Ranked the leading woman in public affairs/lobbying by Total Politics and 4th most influential, she has led Connect to become one of the best agencies in the market place.
Gill has over 20 years of direct experience of parliamentary and public affairs work. After five years working in Parliament working for 2 Labour MPs, she co-founded the specialist housing and Parliamentary consultancy, Raynsford and Morris Limited in 1987. Gill also set up an independent consultancy practice in 1992 and then went to head up Government and Parliamentary Relations at GCI, part of GREY.
Gill joined Connect Public Affairs in December 1994 as Managing Director. As a result of Omnicom merger proposals in late 1997 Gill decided to “buy the company” and headed up Connect’s management buy-out team to form Connect Public Affairs in January 1998.
Gill has led the development of Connect to become one of the leading independent suppliers of public affairs services in the UK. Gill is particularly proud of Connect’s award winning reputation and campaign success. Connect won the CIPR Public Affairs Campaign of the year for its work with BAAF to change legislation to allow unmarried couples the right to adopt and won the PRWeek award for our work with Police Authorities to stop the proposed mergers.
Gill has particular expertise in social policy development and specialises in housing, homelessness, regeneration issues and regional policy. Gill is the former Chair of the APPC and currently sits on its Management Committee and is also a Director of UKPAC.