What I Think

Ideas, Insights & Chat

I was recently interviewed for an article in The Sunday Times’ Appointment section, advising on how to acquire the skills required to swap a full-time role for a non-executive portfolio.

In a feature which explores why younger executives are now looking to follow this career path, I also talk about how I built towards becoming a non-executive director, and the experience and training required to take on such a role.

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Today I am delighted to confirm that top US tech PR firm, Max Borges Agency has retained my services to explore and advise on potential strategic opportunities and business development.

The engagement follows the announcement of the company’s new office in San Francisco which has enlarged the firm’s national footprint. The office opening follows a strong growth in annual billing, with Max Borges Agency one of the America’s fastest-growing independent public relations that’s been named on the prestigious Inc. 5000 List for five consecutive years.

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I am delighted to announce that I will again be on the Steering Committee for the Circle of European Communicators event in Rome this September.

Each year, leading corporate communications figures from across Europe gather to ‘talk about everything but communications’. Instead, the event aims to cover subjects ranging from politics, media and the economy to art and education, allowing attendees to explore ideas that reach beyond the scope of their daily work.

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A lot is made of the way the role of business communications has changed in recent years. While not every change has been critical, it cannot be ignored that major global factors are now at play and have developed to influence the way in which companies and organisations are doing business – and consequently having to adapt to remain successful.


With companies facing continuous reputational risks in today’s hyper-connected world, having marketing and communications experience on the board should be a no brainer. But while modern boards are hugely inclusive in terms of gender and ethnicity, we often do not see such variety in the skillsets.