Derya Filiz

Head of External Communications , Anchor

Derya Filiz is Head of External Communications at Anchor, England's largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for people in later life. She is a multi-award-winning communications specialist, most recently securing In-House Team of the Year at both the PRCA National Awards and the PR Moment Awards in 2021. She also won the coveted Communications Professional of the Year title at the Women in Housing Awards. Derya has worked across government, corporate and public sector organisations, both at agency and in-house and is a founding member of the PRCA Race & Ethnicity Equity Board. She started her career as a journalist writing for The Times and the London Evening Standard.