Hetty Crist

Interim Head of Press and Public Affairs

Hetty is responsible for managing the press and public affairs team at the Fund. This includes maintaining and promoting the Fund’s profile in the media; developing and leading communications strategies for key projects; working with the chief executive, members of the policy team and other staff to develop messages and agree corporate policy positions; and maintaining relationships with key influencer audiences.

Hetty is a communications professional contractor. Before joining the Fund she managed media teams for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Construction Industry Training Board and Camden Council. Prior to that she worked as Deputy Press Secretary at the British Embassy in Washington, DC, for four years. She has a background in central government having worked at the Department of Health and the Foreign Office and has also worked in the charity and corporate sectors.