Director of Communications

Reporting to the President, Zoe is a key member of the University Management Board and leads efforts to position Imperial as a global leader and ensure internal and external communications are of world-class quality and support the university’s mission and strategy.

As Director of Communications Zoe leads the Communications Division, which covers brand management, media relations, research communications, social media, video and photography, internal communications, design and editorial, and digital communications.

Zoe joined Imperial in February 2022 from the United Nations in New York where she led communications on humanitarian affairs as part of the UN Secretary-General’s team. Before that, she was a senior civil servant in the UK Government where she worked as Press Secretary to the Secretary of State at the Department for International Development, and in communications roles at the Cabinet Office and the Home Office.

Zoe began her career as a journalist for The Times and the Financial Times.



Contact Zoe Paxton
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Director of Communications Zoe Paxton

4.07, Faculty Building, South Kensington Campus 

Executive Assistant   Tracy Bevan

Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6816