Dee Cotgrove is Executive Head of Media and Communications at the Met Office, leading digital reach and high profile public communications ranging from heatwaves and winter storms to climate change science and pollution. Dee is passionate about reputation management and building trust through engagement, and her teams have won multiple awards for public communications and for use of digital and social media.
Dee is a lead auditor for the Government Communications Service capabilty audits, and is the Lead for the Digital Function across the Arms Length Bodies of the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. Dee chairs and speaks at PR and Marketing events in the UK, and at international meteorological events across Europe and USA, and is a judge for the PR Moment Awards.
Dee has previously worked in rail and retail sectors, and is a Trustee Director on the national board of Relate - a UK Charity whose mission is to help and support relationships, primarily through counselling. With a first degree in Politics from the University of York, Dee has a professional post graduate qualification in Marketing and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.