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Meet the Team


Penelope Newton-Hurley


Penelope's passion for communication started at the age of 8, conversing with her father in Morse code! With several years’ experience in UK and international marketing, she became a consultant in Internal Communication in 1998 and has since worked with Senior Management teams on communication strategy, policy and tactical plans; implemented change programmes, strategic channel mix, employee surveys, online toolkits, intranets, unionised employee relations; and delivered numerous management training programmes.  Penelope insists on measuring the success of her work and has shown repeated improvements to motivation, morale, productivity and company performance from the projects she has devised and led. It is the new programme, CommPsyche ~ the Language of Business Success, that she firmly believes underpins all communication strategy, promotes more collaborative working, enhanced productivity and more effective financial performance.

Davina Stirland


Davina Stirland provides the operational direction that Commpassion needs in order to work with its many different clients. Skilled in marketing planning, advertising, design and event campaigns, Davina’s experience spans twenty years of advertising, marketing and print in London and the South East. Davina manages our client campaigns, branding requirements, promotional materials and intranet projects.

Anna Gelgyn - Associate to CommPassion


Performance Consultant and NLP Practitioner, Anna as been working with people assisting them with change coping strategies and holistic health for over 30 years. Early in her career, Anna discovered a passion for enabling others to experience the edification of Personal Development. So for the last 20 years she has focused on honing her skills in this complex field. One of the many achievements of this commitment was to attain the status of international master coach with an international training company. Anna is a Professional Executive Coach and Health Practitioner with a background in body-mind health, sales, marketing, communication skills, leadership, and training. Among others, her portfolio includes Gloucestershire Constabulary, Charitable Organisations and Complementary Health practices.



Luke Hutchison - Associate to CommPassion


Luke is an entrepreneur with a background in engineering and human resources. His last business grew to £10m and he is also a qualified yoga teacher. Luke works with people that want to grow and increase the productivity of their organisation. He focuses on removing internal barriers to growth plus the link between productivity and employee engagement. His 3 offerings are: Planning for Organisational Growth; Increasing Employee Engagement; Workplace Mediation.