Head of Communications, ORE Catapult |
Lee Madigan has been a marketing, public relations, digital and communications professional for over 10 years, following a 10-year career in the Royal Navy. She is currently Head of Communications for the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, a technology innovation and research centre for advancing wind, wave and tidal energy.
Prior to embarking on a career in communications, Lee was a Royal Navy Warfare Officer. As a Lieutenant specialising in navigation, hydrography and meteorology, Lee served in theatres around the world, including 18 months patrolling in the Northern Arabian Gulf, for which she was awarded the Iraq Medal. Her last two years were spent at Faslane, leading communications and crisis support for the Royal Navy’s nuclear deterrent.
Lee left the Royal Navy in 2009, and joined the Scottish Environment Protection Agency as their Media Officer. Lee managed the crisis communications for some of the Agency’s most significant incidents, including the Icelandic volcanic eruption, for which she was an active member of the Scottish Government’s crisis response team.
In 2010, Lee was promoted to Senior Communications Officer for the Agency, where she supervised seven Communication Officers and a Modern Apprentice.
In 2013, Lee joined the newly formed Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, firstly as PR & Digital Media Manager, before being promoted to Head of Communications in 2016. Lee worked alongside her Marketing & Communications Director to establish all of the various marketing and communications functions for ORE Catapult, quickly establishing the organisation’s brand and corporate identity as the UK’s leading technology innovation and research for offshore renewable energy. A member of the organisation’s Senior Management Team, she works closely with the Executive Leadership Team and Board, deputising for the Marketing & Communications Director when required.
Lee has a BA(Hons) International Business and Modern Languages from the University of Strathclyde and an MSc (Distinction) Corporate Communications and Public Affairs from Robert Gordon University.