Meet The Team
Intranetizen is a home for intranet-related blog posts from four experienced practitioners.
On average, the four Intranetizens are 40, 5’8″ tall, have 0.5 children, three-quarters of a clean driving licence, a quarter of a cat and live in Newbury, Berkshire. But they each bring their own skills and experience to the Intranetizen table.
Jonathan Phillips: The enthusiastic one
It was Jonathan’s idea to set Intranetizen up in the first place so if you can’t pronounce it, it’s really his fault. As the ‘draft post’ list behind the scenes in Intranetizen will attest, Jonathan is full of ideas but struggles to finish more than 10% of them. After completing a 20-year apprenticeship with Coca-Cola, Jonathan now works as an independent digital workplace consultant.
Jonathan has the cat. Jonathan is rarely called Jonathan.
Dana Leeson: The Canadian, twangy one
Despite living in the UK since 2007, Dana still struggles to understand certain accents and
sayings but won’t miss a moment to teach everyone near her fun facts about Canada such as hockey, poutine and BBQing all year long (even in 6 feet snow). Dana tries to keep the rest of the team on track through her annoying attention to detail work style, tenacity and editorial skills. Dana has worked in various roles and is currently at BSI (British Standards Institution) as the global Digital Workplace Architect. Dana is also the co-founder of The IC Crowd.
Luke Mepham: The pragmatic one
The ying to Jon’s yang, Luke is the reason the team delivers. Alongside powerful bubble-bursting skills, Luke injects surprising angles to our outputs, adding details on architecture, security and customer satisfaction to make good our otherwise disjointed ramblings. He gets paid to be the Service Owner of Aviva’s global collaboration and messaging tools. He can write but will deny this when pressed. Luke, proudly, has never worked in Internal Communications or a team with ‘digital’ in its title, unlike the other members of the team.
Sharon O’Dea: The short, sweary one
What she may lack in height Sharon makes up for in words per minute. A prolific collector of airline loyalty points and passport stamps, Sharon worked in publishing before moving into comms and eventually joining the Intranetizen squad. Pleasingly, this all means that she can actually write and is known to use bona fide facts in her articles. Cheat.
Having lived and worked in three continents, Sharon is currently based in London and working as an independent digital strategy consultant. Sharon is also co-founder of 300 Seconds and starter of Tumblr blogs on things that mildly irritate her.
It goes without saying that all views are our own and do not necessarily reflect any of the companies we work for.