Bieneosa

Ebite

Head of Corporate Communications

Centrica

Passionate about building an equitable workplace culture for all

Bieneosa is Head of Corporate Communications at Centrica, where her role involves managing the financial calendar and the corporate communications strategy. She is also co-chair of Centrica’s Women’s Network and is passionate about building an equitable workplace culture for all.

Before Centrica, Bieneosa was part of the award-winning communications team that contributed to McDonald’s revitalisation in the UK. In addition to a long history with consumer-facing brands and running her PR consultancy, she has worked in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Bieneosa co-founded Ignite, a not-for-profit organisation that operated from 2009-2013 to promote the benefits of cultural diversity in the public relations industry.

Outside of work, Bieneosa is co-host and producer of News Bants, a podcast featured in the ‘Top 100 News Commentary Apple Podcasts’ in the UK. She is also a mentor for Women in PR and a non-executive director for One Home, a consumer awareness campaign of the Climate Alliance Community Interest Company, which is dedicated to providing practical solutions to climate change.

Favourite campaign of 2021 and why?

Marks & Spencer’s Nothing Neutral About It campaign. The company took real action to offer more colours, sizes and choice in lingerie. This approach was all about being inclusive and I particularly like that M&S engaged the Culture & Heritage network to make sure the products were right.

Who is your communicator of the year?

Peter Stefanovic

Person of the year?

Azeem Rafiq

Favourite comfort food?

Buffalo Mozzarella

Film you have watched more times than any other?

James Bond

Song you can’t resist dancing to?

Flowers by Sweet Female Attitude

Event you are most looking forward to in the next 12 months?

International travel