Masterclass: The World of Public Affairs and Government Relations

Monday 28th June, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Content summary:
Building on experience in Government and industry, this masterclass will provide a grounding in how government works, the roles of the elected government, of Parliament and the civil service. Using practical examples from both in and out of Government, you will learn how decisions are made, how policy is designed and becomes law and how best to effectively engage with Government.


Syma Cullasy Aldridge, Director of External Affairs, PUBLIC - Syma works across the business to build campaigns, drive engagement and deliver events, including the GovTech Summit. Leading the team responsible for corporate affairs, advocacy and media, she works to maximise the impact of PUBLIC's research, programmes and expertise and is a strong believer in using digital solutions to protect public services for the future. Before joining PUBLIC, Syma held policy and communications roles across central government, including in the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. She also set up and ran the external engagement team in the Department for Exiting the European Union. In the private sector, she worked in aerospace, defence, security and space as director of policy and communications in the industry’s trade association.

Syma is passionate about increasing diversity and strives to do so through her role at the Taylor Bennett Foundation. She personally recognising the value that diversity of thought and experience brings to an organisation and how it leads to strong performance and delivery.

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