Phil Askham


Head of Organisational Change & Employee Experience

Phil has over 20 years’ experience helping global corporates and public bodies become more productive, purposeful and fulfilling workplaces.

He is expert in employee engagement, culture development and organisational change. He knows from experience that improving employee engagement is the outcome of success on many fronts - compelling purpose, clear strategy, trusted leadership and respected line management. Effective internal communication brings everything together, helping leaders explain decisions, crystallising calls to action, embedding changes in ways of working, and fostering a sense of belonging.

As a former Global Head of Employee Communications at HSBC, Phil played a major part in strengthening the firm’s risk culture. He also helped propel O2 to become the UK’s number one mobile provider by transforming its employee experience.

Phil Askham is an expert in

  • Internal communications strategy
  • Employee engagement
  • Culture development
  • Corporate narrative – purpose, vision and values
  • Leadership and change communications
  • Content development and storytelling
  • Risk culture
  • Employer brand
  • New ways of working