Daniel Taylor

Engagement Consultant



Daniel is an engagement specialist consultant for GGI. Prior to joining GGI he worked in local government for 7 years most latterly as a communications manager for a local authority in the south east.

Daniel joined GGI in January 2021 as Communications and Relationships Manager and became a consultant in June 2022.

In his time at GGI Daniel has played a leading role in the development of GGI's communications, networks and relationships. More recently, as a consultant, he has undertaken work on a number of projects including stakeholder audits and engagement and relationship management work for several NHS trusts, governance reviews and support programmes including a governance review of and developmental support for Taith (the international learning and exchange programme for Wales), a governance and democracy review of Cardiff Metropolitan University Students’ Union, a governance review of the British Board of Film Classification among others. He has also been involved in supporting various aspects of system development working including ICP and integrated care strategy work and provider collaborative development.

Daniel is a frequent contributor of articles and impact case studies to the Institute and has also written for other publications. He contributed a chapter on sustainability governance and monitoring to the 2021 Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs.

Prior to joining GGI he was the communications manager for Hastings Borough Council. As the strategic communications lead, and manager of the council’s communication service, he led a team focused on corporate communications, developing and managing local, regional and national stakeholder relationships for a range of projects and partnership work, running community engagement campaigns and events, protecting and enhancing the brand of the council and managing public and media relations. He led the council’s communications throughout the pandemic in 2020, in close partnership with Public Health, local health services and national government. He was part of the 2019/20 District Council Network’s talent development programme.

Daniel has also spent time managing digital communications teams, developing council websites and self-service platforms, achieving sector-leading figures for channel shift and e-newsletter readership and transforming the use of social media platforms to drive engagement. He is a qualified project manager and a trained business analyst.

Daniel was a school governor for 5 years and has been involved in supporting the work of arts charities. In the early years of his communications career his focus was economic development and tourism as well as managing the marketing and promotion of Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery. He has a degree in History and an MA in English.

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