Tiffany Beck OBE

Senior Account Director - Head of Education


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Tiffany Beck is Head of Education at PLMR, working across the public affairs, media relations and wider communications disciplines, specialising in strategy, reputation management, change management, PR and stakeholder management. Prior to joining PLMR, Tiffany worked as Senior Governance Advisor for one of the largest trusts in the country, advising school leaders and governors on all aspects of governance including how to navigate complex situations. She previously worked in cross-sector leadership development with The Whitehall & Industry Group and in sales and marketing for one of the leading book publishers in the US.

Tiffany was a National Leader of Governance for nearly six years and is the co-founder and Chair of Maritime Academy Trust. She has an in-depth understanding of the issues and challenges facing schools and trusts around the country and specialises in areas of trust organisational development including communications, governance, leadership, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, building a single culture, growth management, becoming an employer of choice, and developing school improvement models. She advises trusts across the country on these issues and speaks frequently on these topics for organisations such as the Department for Education, Confederation of School Trusts, Academy Ambassadors, Forum Strategy, and Optimus Education.

Tiffany led one of her boards to win the National Governance Association’s Outstanding Governance Award 2017. She is part of Sir David Carter’s team for Ambition Institute, conducting diagnostics of how school trusts are developing across the country. She contributes articles to publications such as Schools Week, CST’s Trust Journal, NGA’s Governing Matters, and Optimus Education’s Insight.

Tiffany graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and a minor in History.

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Tiffany Beck OBE's Blogs

PLMR’s Head of Education awarded OBE in the King’s New Year Honours list 2024 for her role as Co-Founder and Chair of Trustees at Maritime Academy Trust 

Party Conferences 2023 and What Comes Next

What’s in store for education in the 2023/24 academic year?

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The Office for Student’s National Student Survey 2023

PLMR explores crisis communications for universities in Times Higher Education

Festival of Education 2023: Ofsted, AI, Workforce, and more…

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