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Frances Beves is NIHR Director of Communications and a member of the NIHR Strategy Board.
Frances joined the NIHR in November 2017 in the newly created role of Director of Communications. Working across NIHR's distributed structure, she is responsible for raising awareness of the NIHR, its role, value and people, among both internal and external stakeholders. Her role encompasses brand management, media relations, digital communications, events and campaigns, and employee engagement.
Frances has over 25 years' experience in healthcare communications. She was European Communications Director for Eli Lilly and Company for 10 years and has also worked in-house for GlaxoSmithKline and GE Healthcare. Frances also has experience of leading healthcare communications teams at leading public relations consultancies in both London and New York.