Stephen McCulloch

Director of Engagement and Corporate Affairs



Stephen joined GGI in July 2020 and is GGI’s Communications Director. Prior to joining GGI he led a diverse range of regulatory and health engagement and communications teams for over a decade.

During his time at GGI he has worked with public, third sector and private clients on a broad range of projects. This has included stakeholder deep-dives and recommendations for new approaches, large creative internal communications change projects and training programmes for large NHS organisations.

At GGI he has led the communications team to the development of a brand new website, alongside a plethora of free events and thought leadership publications about good governance.

Prior to GGI his work with Ofwat, the water regulator, included leading the corporate communications team to develop national stakeholder engagement and influence campaigns alongside media and events. He led the stakeholder relationship programme for the development of a pivotal new strategy for the sector, which included working with water companies to better integrate with their communities and cross-sector local organisations to become true anchor organisations. For this programme of work Stephen developed and delivered a central digital hub for citizens and water companies to share their stories and learning with others.

He has also led communications teams for major London acute, mental health and specialist hospitals as well as leading CCG campaigns for community engagement across south London. This has included managing and designing community networks to encourage collaborative working both face-to-face and on digital platforms. He also led the rebrand of three major acute hospitals during a merge across several diverse north London boroughs.

Stephen has also led multi-disciplinary teams to integrate health messages across a complex and diverse range of audiences. Developing and delivery a series of face-to-face and digital events for a complex network of NHS anchor institutions and clinical commissioning groups, which saw an increase in the understanding of health messages across south London.