Facilitators & Speakers

Carys Afoko

Carys is SumOfUs’ first Communications Director, working with the team to use media and social media to maximise the impact of our work. She has worked in communications for eight years across the private and non-profit sectors. Carys started out in corporate communications, managing the reputation of companies like Universal Music, Eurostar and BlackBerry. She left to become Head of Communications at the New Economics Foundation, raising the profile of campaigns on banking reform, sustainability and economic justice. Before joining the team she was working for Shadow Civil Society Minister and MP for Wigan Lisa Nandy. Carys is the author of Framing the Economy, which looks at the communications and framing of austerity in the UK.

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