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Public Affairs & External Insight

Daniel Cremin – Director of Public Affairs & External Insight


Daniel Cremin is Director of Public Affairs & External Insight at King’s College London. He joined King’s in October 2012 as the university’s first dedicated lead on public affairs activity, and was subsequently promoted in both December 2014 and November 2017.

He reports to Annabel Chalker, the Director of Corporate Communications, and is supported by a Public Affairs & External Insight Adviser in his team.

The Public Affairs & External Insight 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, Public Affairs and External Insight provides the following services:

Insights: Providing insight and analysis that keeps the university attuned to key political, regulatory, sectoral and wider external environment issues that are salient to King’s strategic interests.

Advisory: Building on those insights we offer advisory services to help position King’s to grow, adapt and collaborate purposefully in a complex external environment. We help formulate policy positions and submissions for the university and act as a source of advice to academic and professional services leaders in King’s as they look to effectively position King’s for success through stakeholder engagement.  

Engagement: Delivering engagement programmes with key decision makers and influencers in Westminster and Whitehall for the President & Principal of King’s and other senior leaders. We also help manage some of the university’s sector organisation relationships and umbrella group affiliations.

Prior to joining King’s, Daniel worked for a public affairs and corporate communications consultancy as a senior consultant and team leader. 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 and as a King’s appointed governor to St Paul’s Way Trust School in Tower Hamlets.

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