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Kirsty O’Callaghan

Head of Strengthening Communities within the Public Health team
Essex County Council

Passionate about communities and how we connect them to generate resilience, Kirsty began her career as a music journalist, moving into the humanitarian sector working in India and Kenya in partnership with the United Nations Office for project services. Kirsty returned to the UK working as an NHS Communications Professional for 10 years.  In 2010 she became the Chief Executive of a Council for Voluntary Service (CVS), operating Infrastructure Services, Children’s Centres and projects for vulnerable adults, later becoming Deputy Director of Transformation for Vulnerable People at West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group. Kirsty has been in her current position at Essex County Council for the last 2 years, with a brief to develop wide-ranging Public Health interventions and address social isolation and loneliness across the county.

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My colleague and I presented at the NHS workforce conference 2023, 19 September. The support and guidance we received from the Convenzis team in the run up to our presentation slot was great, well timed and perfectly pitched. The event itself, again was expertly organised. The conference was well Chaired by Sean, who was very engaging. As an audience member as well as a panel member, I would definitely work with the Convenzis team again.


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I worked with Convenzis, primarily Dan, for the first time this year, putting together a bespoke online event for IBM. He has always been so responsive and accommodating. The team always remained professional and helpful – despite the many demands from our side! They were very keen for us to maximise on the investment and revisit those attendees who had not committed to follow ups.
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