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External Relations Directorate

External Affairs & Government Relations

Daniel Cremin – Head of External Affairs & Government Relations


Daniel Cremin is Head of External Affairs & Government Relations at King’s. He joined King’s in October 2012 as the College’s first day-to-day managerial lead on public affairs activity, and was subsequently promoted in December 2014. He reports to Maxine Taylor, the Director of the External Relations at King’s. 

The External Affairs & Government Relations function exists to help King’s anticipate, analyse and effectively respond to key developments in higher education and research and innovation policy, as well as other strategically relevant issues in the external environment.

In particular, Daniel is responsible for: 

Structured political engagement and policy advocacy: Helping to develop policy positions and responses, and delivering engagement programmes with key decision makers and influencers in Westminster and Whitehall for the Principal of King’s and other senior leaders. 

• Structured stakeholder engagement: Working with the Director of External Relations to help manage some of King’s key relationships and institutional affiliations with stakeholders in higher education, the wider knowledge economy and the capital including the Russell Group, Universities UK, London First, the CBI, the GLA and key surrounding London borough councils. Also being a source of advice and support to academic and professional services leaders in King’s as they look to enhance their approach to stakeholder engagement.  

• Providing external insight and advice: Providing insight and advice through briefings, analytical papers, presentations and workshops on key topical policy developments and trends in the external environment to help support better performance and effective strategic planning.

Ad-hoc external affairs support: Collaborating, where needed, on a select range of external facing initiatives and events with other parts of ERD and the wider King’s community to help enhance the university’s reputation and market positioning.   

Prior to joining King’s, Daniel worked as a senior consultant and team manager in the field of corporate communications and public affairs consultancy. 

In addition to supporting clients in the higher education sector, other notable organisations he worked with prior to joining King’s include: The Association of School and College Leaders; Serco – Defence, Science & Nuclear; Visa Europe; Tribal; AQA; Cambridge Assessment; EDI (A division of Pearson UK); Newcastle College Group; Housing 21; the Association for Science Education; and the secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary China Group.

He has also previously served as a Governor of BCOT, a mid-sized Further Education and Technology College in Hampshire. 

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