As Head of Global Communications, Danny leads the development and implementation of Shift’s communications strategy.

Danny’s wide-ranging communications experience spans almost two decades. Most recently, he has served as Director of Communications and Chief Press Secretary for the Green Party in Jacinda Ardern’s Government in New Zealand and, prior to that, as Strategic Communications Manager for the Ministers of Climate Change and Biodiversity.

He has led political parties through media crises, coached politicians to debate-winning media performances, and built the profile of politicians and organizations on social media. He has a track record of creating and executing successful communications strategies to influence wide-ranging audiences on issues like climate change and poverty, and is well-versed in strategy, messaging, digital and social media, crisis management, speechwriting, and advocacy.

Previously, Danny also led communications and campaigns for a trade union. In addition to his experience in public communications, Danny has considerable experience working with legislators, businesses and technical experts to develop and promote policies and legislation related to environment, climate change and biodiversity.

Danny holds a Master of Arts (with distinction) in Environment and Development Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, both from the University of Sussex.