Black joined the club as head of internal comms in 2011, but took on the external brief on an interim basis when Liverpool’s previous director of comms, Jen Chang, left Anfield by mutual consent in late 2012 after a disastrous six-month spell in the job. She was confirmed in her current role in April 2013, just three days before Luis Suarez decided to sink his teeth into Branislav Ivanović during a match against Chelsea, thereby triggering one of the more memorable, and protracted, comms crises to face a football club in recent times. We trust Black had nothing to do with the team’s decision to wear Luis Suarez t-shirts soon after…

Born and educated in Scotland, Black previously held senior corporate comms and PR roles at WYG plc, NTL (now Virgin Media) and Scottish Enterprise.