Internal Communications Lead,



People-focused communications are at the heart of Dev’s approach

For over a decade, Dev has been supporting a range of brands with his expertise in relationship management and stakeholder engagement. Currently Internal Communications Lead at Dojo, Dev has worked for the likes of Virgin Media O2, DICE, Honda and Subaru over his career – managing PR, CSR, social media and internal communications.

People-focused communications are at the heart of Dev’s approach, which is coupled with his proactive stance on inclusivity and equity within business and communications, both from a personal and professional point of view. Outside of work, Dev also has a keen interest in initiatives supporting LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people respectively, through volunteer projects, cabaret performances and mentoring schemes.


Why did you sign up to be a judge for The Pros Awards 2024?

To help shine a light on BIPOC talent across the industry, and to explore the different approaches taken to create meaningful and engaging comms results. The Pros Awards are important to me, because they provide an equitable platform for professionals and remove the systematic barriers BIPOC professionals often face.

What Insta/Twitter(X)/Tik Tok account should every comms pro follow and why?
Tik Tok – mollybmcpherson
Always giving an in-depth review of PR activities and making sense of action plans/strategies taken on high profile cases/incidents. Always unbiased and very engaging to watch.
What was your favourite PR/comms story from 2023 and why?
The Olaplex Dupe – clever and subtle, made a huge impact and helped the brand keep it’s identity and product credibility. Also very forward thinking on the dupe trend which has backfired for some brands.

As before we’ve got a great DJ booked for The Pros Awards awards ceremony in July – what’s your dancefloor-filler request?

Mary Mary – Shackles