Thomas Coombes is from Ireland. He is Head of Brand at Amnesty International. Prior to this he worked as a speech writer and press officer at the European Commission and Transparency International.
Thomas runs global projects to drive mass support for human rights, make sure Amnesty International’s seven million strong movement to “take injustice personally” and keep the world’s biggest NGO brand relevant to the public.
He has a decade of experience of global communications in the worlds of activism, government and business. Before moving to the human rights movement, he spent four years fighting corruption with Transparency International as Speechwriter and Senior Communications Officer in its communications department in Berlin.
Prior to that he worked as a speech writer and press officer at the European Commission, running pan-European communications campaigns for its Justice and Technology departments. After short stints in local journalism, he started his communications career in the Brussels office of global PR firm HK Strategies. Thomas has also worked as a corporate communications consultant and media trainer. Currently based in London, he strives to be a “citizen of the world”: a French-Irish-British (multi-)national speaking six languages, he blogs about world literature in his spare time.