Ollie Lane

Ollie Lane
  • Director and Head of Education
  • Company: PLMR

I am Head of Education and a Director at education specialist communications agency PLMR. We support organisations across the education space, including academy trusts, LA schools and independent schools. I was previously Head of Schools Press at the Department for Education, working direct to Michael Gove, Nicky Morgan, Ed Balls, Nick Gibb, David Laws, Lord Nash and Liz Truss. During my time in Government I was seconded to the 10 Downing St press office under David Cameron. Before joining the Civil Service I was a journalist for national and regional newspapers. I spoke on PR and reputation management at the Festival of Education in 2017, with an audience of 50-60 people. I often appear on Sky News and other broadcasters to commentate on education, PR and crisis management, and have presented at the Academies Show and for New Schools Network. For the 2018 event, I would again very much like to speak on PR and crisis communications.