Josie Saunders


An accomplished reputation management leader who operates at executive and board level, Josie has worked for Fortune 500, FTSE100, public sector and voluntary organisations in diverse sectors including aviation, utilities, banking, government, health, commercial property, hospitality and transport across Scotland, the UK and overseas. Currently Head of Corporate Affairs for Scottish Canals, Josie is a versatile communications, marketing and public affairs professional with expertise in creating brand and vision, optimising resources and driving effective strategy. A former journalist with The Scotsman, The Herald, Sunday Mail, Daily Mail and Scottish Sun, Josie has delivered corporate communications and marcomms strategies for organisations including First Direct, Scottish Power, the Scottish Government, NHS24, EMAP and Loganair.

An experienced board member and chair, Josie is a member of the Strategic Communications Group for Changing the Chemistry, a peer-to-peer support network that advocates for diversity of thought in the boardroom. She loves snow-boarding, motorbiking, yoga and travelling to distant locations.