LGA appoints new Director of Communications

Nicky Old has been appointed as the new Director of Communications at the Local Government Association. 

Nicky Old

Currently Director of Communications and External Relations at Universities UK, Nicky has extensive experience in communications, campaigns and lobbying activities ranging from immigration reform, improving mental health support for students, widening participation and access to higher education. She will join the LGA in the autumn.

Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Local Government Association, said:

“We look forward to welcoming Nicky to the LGA. Her experience in communications, campaigns and lobbying activities will be invaluable for the LGA as we continue to help ensure our member councils are able to support their residents and have the tools they need to level up communities.”

Commenting on her new appointment, Nicky Old, said:

“I am delighted to be joining the LGA and excited to be working with the talented communications team, colleagues across the organisation and political leaders at such a crucial time for local government.

“From my work in secondary education and the universities sector, I have seen how locally led decisions and actions are vital to ensuring communities across the country can thrive. I am looking forward to helping ensure the LGA’s excellent policy, advocacy, communications, events, campaigning and improvement activities achieve maximum impact for member councils.”