Marek Pruszewicz is Global Director of Communications at the International Planned Parenthood Federation, an international NGO providing sexual and reproductive healthcare worldwide. The role, which he has held since January 2016, involves leading a central communications team based in London and co-ordinating communications across more than 170 national member associations and partners, including crisis communications.
Following a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, Marek worked for BBC News for 18 years as a senior manager and editor across national and international news. Much of his work involved delivering strategic change. At the World Service, he created a change programme across the BBC’s international news group of 3,000 staff and in his final BBC role, he delivered the organisation’s first ever editorial partnerships with external funders.
Marek joined IPPF in 2016. In addition to his Communications role, he has worked as Acting External Relations Director, leading on external responses to reputational issues at a time of great scrutiny for NGOs. He also acted as Africa Regional Director, co-ordinating the work of 36 member associations in IPPF’s most important region.
Marek is a fluent Polish speaker and is non-executive director of the publishing company responsible for licensing the James Bond brand.