Press team

We've included some background information on our press team to help you put a face to a name.

If you have any questions, have a look at how to contact us to find the best person to help.

Barry Cameron

Barry Cameron

Head of Strategic Communications

Barry joined Standard Life Investments as Head of Strategic Communications in January 2015. As part of this role he leads the Standard Life Investments Press Office team.

In total he has over 15 years of experience in communications roles across the Standard Life Group, including Group Head of Corporate Communications from 2012-2014 where he had responsibility for Media Relations, Internal Communications and Sponsorship. Prior to this he was Group Head of Media Relations from 2007-2012. During his time at Standard Life he has worked on a number of major projects including the company’s demutualisation and flotation between 2004-2006, and more recently the sale of Standard Life’s Canadian businesses.

Before joining Standard Life he spent three years working for members of the Westminster and Scottish Parliaments in their constituency and parliamentary offices. This followed his graduation from Stirling University with a BA (Hons) in Politics in 1997.

 
Hilda Stewart

Hilda Stewart

Press Manager

Hilda graduated from St Andrews University in 1999 with an MA Honours in English and French. After a period of world travels, she returned to Scotland to work for PR agencies The Communication Group and Curious Oranj. Working across events, sponsorship and media relations, she helped raise the profile of a wide range of clients within the property, B2B and tourism sectors.

An associate member of the Institute for Public Relations in Scotland, Hilda joined Standard Life Investments in 2003. She has specific responsibility for managing media relations for the UK Wholesale division of Standard Life Investments.

 
Sara Reed

Sara Reed

Press Manager

Sara started at Standard Life Investments at the end of 2011, with 18 years media and PR experience in both public and private sectors.

Previously Sara worked at the Ministry of Defence, where she set up and ran strategic communications in Scotland. Her work took her from Helmand to the Hebrides, running the full spectrum of PR activities including advising defence Ministers and military chiefs, managing projects in Afghanistan, liaising with defence industry, and building links with the Scottish Government.

Before the MoD, Sara worked for PR consultancy Weber Shandwick, managing campaigns for clients and specialising in the commercial property sector. She started her career with stints as a newspaper and broadcast journalist in Scotland.

 
Yvonne Soulsby

Yvonne Soulsby

Press Manager

Yvonne joined the Standard Life Investments Press Office in September 2010, having worked in the Standard Life Group Press Office for over 4 years. She has specific responsibility for Global publications, the Strategy Team, UK Institutional, Real Estate, Corporate Governance and Investment Trusts.

Having graduated from Heriot-Watt University in 1988 with a BA (Hons) in Economics, Yvonne first worked for Hodgson Martin Limited, an independent venture capital, investment management and financial services company based in Edinburgh. Clients included both institutional and private investors from the UK, Europe and the US. Appointed to the Board in 1994, she was with the company for eleven years until the firm was sold. Yvonne subsequently joined private client investment manager and stockbroker, Bell Lawrie (now Brewin Dolphin), as Business Development Manager. A new role within the organisation, Yvonne was appointed to establish the business development, communication and marketing strategy for the company's seven offices in Scotland.

 
Rosalind Gould

Rosalind Gould

Press Manager

Rosalind graduated from the University of Auckland in 2001 with a BA (hons) in political science. After travelling and working in numerous far-flung locations, Rosalind completed a post-graduate diploma in communications management in 2008 and returned to Edinburgh, joining the press team at Standard Life Investments in May 2010.

Rosalind is currently responsible for managing media relations for the European and Australasian divisions of Standard Life Investments. Other responsibilities include providing information to journalists and managing the company's editorial contribution to target publications.

 
Emma Jack

Emma Jack

Press Officer

Emma has over 10 years experience in the Investment Industry. Before joining the Press Team at Standard Life Investments in June 2012, Emma worked in both UK Equities and Marketing for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and in Relationship Management for BNY Mellon.

Emma is currently responsible for managing media relations for the Italian and Spanish divisions of Standard Life Investments, and also co-manages the UK Wholesale division alongside Hilda Stewart. Other responsibilities include providing information to journalists and managing the company's editorial contribution to target publications.

 
Suzanne Bargon

Suzanne Bargon

Press Assistant

Suzanne has over 10 years’ experience with the Standard Life Group. After recently graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a BA (Hons) in Journalism, Suzanne joined the press team at Standard Life Investments in August 2014.

Suzanne is responsible for media-monitoring for the team, assisting the press managers with media enquiries and the day-to day running of the press office. Suzanne also helps manage the company's editorial contribution to target publications.