Managing Director

ANDY HITCHCOCK has more than 25 years experience in broadcasting and corporate communications as a trainer and coach. He advises and guides clients on media skills, presentation and internal communications. After more than a decade as Director of Media & Communications at a media training agency, he recently refreshed his broadcast skills working for BBC national news. Prior to his work in the corporate sector, he spent 20 years with the BBC and ITN including ITV News At Ten, running the BBC national news bureau in Birmingham, and the BBC Parliamentary Unit at Westminster.



LIZ GODDARD is a Director of CoComms and has more than 25 years’ experience in journalism, coaching and corporate communications. She has worked with the rest of the team for the past 5 years following time spent as a producer for the main news bulletins on BBC One and for the BBC News Channel. She launched and produced The Politics Show for the Midlands on BBC One, is a Royal Television Society award nominated documentary producer and has produced ‘Midlands Today’ on BBC One.

The rest of the team have all worked at the highest level for broadcast, national news and in corporate communications bringing a range of different skills to their work. This includes media coaching and training, public speaking training, stakeholder reputation, dealing with crisis and critical media issues, investor relations and personal communications coaching skills.

Our team also boasts contemporary coaching skills and qualifications from a raft of familiar faces including journalist trainers John Byrne and Ben Rooth.

Andy Hitchcock


Journalist Trainer

GENELLE ALDRED has worked as a journalist and TV presenter for the BBC, ITN, MailOnline, ITV and now freelances for Channel 5 News as a newsreader but has held various roles including; online journalist, documentary producer and weather presenter. She also works as a public speaker, consultant and media trainer. Genelle is passionate about digital, diversity, inclusion, empowering others and faith.


Journalist Trainer

EMIL PETRIE is a former BBC news producer who's worked on the main news on BBC One, Panorama, Newsnight and The Money Programme. He has also researched, filmed, interviewed and edited films on Business News, legal affairs and high profile court cases for the BBC. These have included MP’s expenses trials, Russian Oligarchs suing one another and fraudsters selling fake bomb detectors to Iraq. He began his career in Scotland before moving to London 25 years ago. Emil is an expert in environmental, economic and political affairs.


Administration Support

LIZ KENNY delivers administration support for CoComms, dealing with client requirements and general office assistance to ensure a smooth running of the business. She is also responsible for programming and creating input for CoComms twitter emulation ‘Kookaburra’.


Journalist Trainer

BEN ROOTH is an award-winning journalist who's worked across print, radio and TV. Over the past 20 years, he’s interviewed everyone from prime ministers to the chief executives of global corporations. As a media trainer, he's trained leading Whitehall policymakers and senior executives of major international companies.

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