Arla, the largest dairy company in the country and home to brands including Anchor, Cravendale and Lactofree, has a UK turnover of £2.3bn. It employs 1,000 people at sites across Yorkshire, around 500 of whom are based at its head office, dairy and national distribution centre in Stourton, near Leeds.

Attenborough has led comms since 2013 having spent three years in a similar role at Premier Foods. For the majority of her career she has worked on either a consultant or interm in-house basis, during which time she has headed corporate comms for SABMiller, led comms at Siemens and been global PR manager for Hilton Hotels. Demonstrating her versatility, she’s also held permanent senior comms roles at Mondi, M&S and the Financial Times.

At Arla, she has a core team of four but also works as part of a global operation. Key comms objectives include driving the reputational advantage from being farmer-owned – by a total of 12,700 dairy farmers including 2,700 in the UK – and driving significant product innovation. Brexit is a strategic project currently.

Away from work, Attenborough is a trustee of the UK’s only national ovarian cancer charity, Target Ovarian Cancer.