Mrs Jennifer Alison Jamieson Ball

Director of BGS Communications and External Affairs

Location: BGS Edinburgh

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I am the Director of Communications and External Affairs at BGS. This role involves overseeing the corporate communications team and working closely with the executive to ensure that our distinct science voice is heard and recognised at a local, national and international level with key influencers and policy makers. As a new member of the executive team I will be developing communication, public relations and government engagements strategies. Education


  • 2018 – ongoing : Director of Communications and External Affairs BGS
  • 2017 –2018 : Head of Global Corporate Communications Heriot Watt University
  • 2010 –2017 : Senior Communications Manager Scottish Ambulance Service
  • 2008 –2010 : Head of Internal & Passenger Communications BAA Scotland
  • 2005 –2008 : Lead Involvement and Internal Communications Manager for the East Territory Royal Mail
  • 2003 –2005 : Constituency Campaigns Manager (Lord) Matther Taylor, former MP for Truro & St Austell
  • BSc (hons) Politics University of Warwick

Professional association

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations


  • Corporate Communication
  • Digital Strategy
  • Government relations
  • Media Relations
  • Public Engagement
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Strategic Internal Communications