Richard Vize Public Policy Media Ltd
CV
Public Policy Media Ltd 2011 - present Led Dods Parliamentary Communications’ editorial development for two years, delivering substantial traffic increases, overhauling UK and European magazines and reshaping the editorial team. Titles included PoliticsHome, Civil Service World, EU Parliament Columnist for the Guardian Public Leaders and Healthcare Networks Contributor to the British Medical Journal and Health Service Journal Provided editorial support to Mark Britnell for his book In Search of the Perfect Health System, winner of the Health and Social Care prize in BMA Medical Book Awards 2016 Spoken at conferences and training events on local government, public service reform, health policy and systems leadership Chaired numerous public and private sector events, including the Electoral Commission international observers programme for the EU referendum and 2015 general election Worked with NHS Clinical Commissioners in developing policies on competition, primary care commissioning and system reform Wrote the reports for the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance and Commission on Dignity in Care for Older People Wrote the King’s Fund’s report Leadership and Engagement for Improvement in the NHS Visiting lecturer at City University’s Department of Journalism Launched and leading editorial development of Health21, the title for community-based health and care supported by the National Association of Primary Care Provided communications for organisations including Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and The Leadership Centre Provided crisis public relations advice to senior public servants Winner of Business Freelance of the Year, Medical Journalism Awards 2012 and 2013 Trustee of charity Public Concern at Work. Head of Communications, Ofsted 2010 - 2011 Overhauled Ofsted’s communications strategy Delivered substantial improvement in Ofsted’s media profile Advised HM Chief Inspector and board on issues and risks Strengthened rebuttal work and handling of sensitive stories Restructured communications operation to cut £2.3m budget by 50%. Editor, Health Service Journal 2007 - 2010 Developed and delivered new web strategy, building compelling content to drive substantial growth in traffic, engagement and revenue Strengthened quality and reputation to drive up subscriptions after three years’ decline while delivering 31% price increase Worked with commercial managers to secure £15m annual revenues Represented HSJ in TV and radio interviews Wrote admired, provocative leaders, raised twice in Parliament Ipsos Mori research gave HSJ some of the highest approval ratings it had ever seen for a publication; 82% of senior managers regarded HSJ as “essential reading" Conceived and led HSJ’s celebrations of the NHS 60th anniversary, attended by the prime minister and delivering major commercial and reputational success. Editor, Local Government Chronicle 2000 - 2007 Repositioned LGC to broaden appeal, driving up audited paid subscriptions 9.8% in a year Strengthened LGC’s reputation for being close to its market, breaking stories and driving debate Played central role in launching and growing the LGC Summit, employing my political knowledge and contacts to make it the major forum for local government policy debate Increased LGC’s profile in media and Parliament Won Business Editor of the Year 2007 in the magazine industry’s major awards, the PPA. 1997 - 2000 Deputy editor, Local Government Chronicle 1995 - 1997 News editor and political correspondent, LGC 1994 - 1995 Political correspondent, LGC 1993 - 1994 Finance and housing correspondent, LGC 1992 Personnel correspondent, LGC 1992 News editor, Public Money 1990 - 1992 Parliamentary and local government correspondent, Public Money 1989 - 1990 Graduate trainee, Reed Business Publishing 1985 - 1986 President, University of Surrey Students' Union. Education 1991-1993 MSc Politics and Government, Birkbeck College 1983-1989 BScHons 2.1 Economics and Sociology, University of Surrey.
Medical Journalism Awards Judges
“Richard’s writing is elegant and engaging. His beautiful use of language and metaphor really lifted his articles beyond the average - which was very high”
David Gilbertson, Chief Executive, Emap
“You have built and led an outstanding team and created a climate for reporting excellence”
PPA Awards Judges
“His personality comes shining through the work, demonstrating the importance of what a personal contribution can bring to a brand”
Richard Vize Public Policy Media Ltd
CV
Public Policy Media Ltd 2011 - present Led Dods Parliamentary Communications’ editorial development for two years, delivering substantial traffic increases, overhauling UK and European magazines and reshaping the editorial team. Titles included PoliticsHome, Civil Service World, EU Parliament Columnist for the Guardian Public Leaders and Healthcare  Networks Contributor to the British Medical Journal and Health Service Journal Provided editorial support to Mark Britnell for his book In Search of the Perfect Health System, winner of the Health and Social Care prize in BMA Medical Book Awards 2016 Spoken at conferences and training events on local government, public service reform, health policy and systems leadership Chaired numerous public and private sector events, including the Electoral Commission international observers programme for the EU referendum and 2015 general election Worked with NHS Clinical Commissioners in developing policies on competition, primary care commissioning and system reform Wrote the reports for the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance and Commission on Dignity in Care for Older People Wrote the King’s Fund’s report Leadership and Engagement for Improvement in the NHS Visiting lecturer at City University’s Department of Journalism Launched and leading editorial development of Health21, the title for community-based health and care supported by the National Association of Primary Care Provided communications for organisations including Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and The Leadership Centre Provided crisis public relations advice to senior public servants Winner of Business Freelance of the Year, Medical Journalism Awards 2012 and 2013 Trustee of charity Public Concern at Work. Head of Communications, Ofsted 2010 - 2011 Overhauled Ofsted’s communications strategy Delivered substantial improvement in Ofsted’s media profile Advised HM Chief Inspector and board on issues and risks Strengthened rebuttal work and handling of sensitive stories Restructured communications operation to cut £2.3m budget by 50%. Editor, Health Service Journal 2007 - 2010 Developed and delivered new web strategy, building compelling content to drive substantial growth in traffic, engagement and revenue Strengthened quality and reputation to drive up subscriptions after three years’ decline while delivering 31% price increase Worked with commercial managers to secure £15m annual revenues Represented HSJ in TV and radio interviews Wrote admired, provocative leaders, raised twice in Parliament Ipsos Mori research gave HSJ some of the highest approval ratings it had ever seen for a publication; 82% of senior managers regarded HSJ as “essential reading" Conceived and led HSJ’s celebrations of the NHS 60th anniversary, attended by the prime minister and delivering major commercial and reputational success. Editor, Local Government Chronicle 2000 - 2007 Repositioned LGC to broaden appeal, driving up audited paid subscriptions 9.8% in a year Strengthened LGC’s reputation for being close to its market, breaking stories and driving debate Played central role in launching and growing the LGC Summit, employing my political knowledge and contacts to make it the major forum for local government policy debate Increased LGC’s profile in media and Parliament Won Business Editor of the Year 2007 in the magazine industry’s major awards, the PPA. 1997 - 2000 Deputy editor, Local Government Chronicle 1995 - 1997 News editor and political correspondent, LGC 1994 - 1995 Political correspondent, LGC 1993 - 1994 Finance and housing correspondent, LGC 1992 Personnel correspondent, LGC 1992 News editor, Public Money 1990 - 1992 Parliamentary and local government correspondent, Public Money 1989 - 1990 Graduate trainee, Reed Business Publishing 1985 - 1986 President, University of Surrey Students' Union. Education 1991-1993 MSc Politics and Government, Birkbeck College 1983-1989 BScHons 2.1 Economics and Sociology, University of Surrey.