Head of External Communications , Anchor Hanover

Derya Filiz is Head of External Communications at Anchor Hanover, England's largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for people in later life. She is a founding member of the PRCA Race & Ethnicity Equity Board and won the coveted Communications Professional of the Year title at the Women in Housing Awards, 2017. Derya has worked across government, corporate and public sector organisations, both at agency and in-house and she started her career as a journalist writing for The Times and the London Evening Standard.