Loading Events

← Back to Programme

Andrew Pakes, Director of Communications & Research


Andrew leads Prospect’s advocacy, policy and engagement work where he is responsible for the union’s brand, marketing and membership for over 145,000 members across a diverse range of professions.

He joined Prospect in 2017 to deliver the organisation’s ambition to enter the digital age, including a major rebranding project following a merger with Bectu, the creative industries union.

A campaigner at heart, Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in strategic, in-house and consultancy roles.  Starting out as President of the National Union of Students (NUS) where he led NUS’ work on tuition fees, Andrew has worked as a communications director, senior official in regional government and as a political advisor to Ministers and senior politicians.

Andrew is also a trustee of Stonewall where he is involved in shaping the organisation’s work on advocacy, campaigning and LGBT equality.

March 2021

1.7 – Relevant for a New Generation: Our New Brand and Digital Story

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This session is led by Andrew Pakes, the Director of Communications and Stuart Hill, Digital Manager at Prospect, which is the union for over 145,000 members that work in a variety of professions such as engineers, scientists, managers and civil servants. BECTU is the union for broadcasting, entertainment, communications and theatre and has over 40,000 members. This session will focus on the merger of Prospect and BECTU and has the following learning outcomes: How to listen to your members and…

Find out more »
Session Track: Keynotes
+ Export Events