A history graduate from the University of Leeds, Joyce Lorigan has spent more than 25 years in communications. Recent London-based roles include Vice President Global Communications of FTSE 100 company Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG plc) and Vice President Corporate Communications for the Walt Disney group of companies in EMEA. Joyce also spent three years as Director of Alliance Marketing for EuroDisney SCA based in Paris. She joined Macmillan Science and Education as Global Communications Director in 2012 and became Executive Vice President Communications for Springer Nature following the merger in 2015. Joyce chaired the Board of London-based business partnership Urban Partners from 2014-2017.