Ollie Lane is a Director at PLMR. He started his career as a journalist, before joining the Department for Education where he worked as Chief Press Officer on schools. He advised three Secretaries of State (Ed Balls, Michael Gove and Nicky Morgan) and Ministers including Nick Gibb, Lord Nash, Elizabeth Truss and David Laws. He led on all school issues, briefing media and organising speeches, school visits and press conferences, as well as rebuttal and crisis communications. Ollie now leads PLMR’s Education Practice, specialising in strategy, positive PR, reputation management, crisis communications, and public affairs.