Giles Turnbull

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Giles Turnbull

Giles Turnbull is an expert on clear communication and working in the open. He’s the author of The agile comms handbook, and editor of Content design.

A former member of the Government Digital Service's influential creative team, Giles has also worked for a number of UK government departments (including HM Land Registry, Department for Education, Homes England and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).

He's also worked with a long list of international governments, local authorities, charities and global non-profits (including Comic Relief, The Scottish Government, the Welsh Centre for Digital Public Services, United Nations Capital Development Fund, the Government of California and The EdTech Hub) as well as many private sector clients.

An ex-journalist, Giles has written for the BBC, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, MacUser, Time and the Press Association, where he wrote a syndicated column about the internet for 14 years.

Giles was co-creator of the It's OK poster at GDS, which was subsequently shown at the 2017 Vienna Biennale. He was the author of A GDS Story, and set up Doing Presentations.

Ask Giles about:

  • Agile communication for organisations and teams

  • Writing, editing, speaking and filmmaking

  • Things leaders need to know about communication

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