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.

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Dana Leeson: The Canadian, twangy one

Despite living in the UK since 2007, Dana still struggles to understand certain accents anddana
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.

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Luke MephamLuke 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.

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Sharon O’Dea: The short, sweary one

What she may lack in height Sharon makes up for in words per minute. A prolific csharonollector 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.

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It goes without saying that all views are our own and do not necessarily reflect any of the companies we work for.

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  1. Award winning diamond set of intranet practitioners – Intranet Now

    […] Dana Leeson, Luke Mepham, Jonathan Phillips, and Sharon O’Dea are all very much still involved in their respective digital workplaces but find time to maintain the Intranetizen blogsite as one of the go to places for best practice, stimulating debate, and news about intranets. When Wedge founded Intranet Now and I joined him to try and make it happen we both agreed that the conference would be all about learning from others’ real experience. Intranetizen embodies this approach in their continued flow of useful articles and resources. […]