What I’ve Done

Today, Tomorrow & Back Then

I have enjoyed a 35 year career in international communications, and have been privileged to work with some of the best consultants and clients in all parts of the world.

Key career highlights include:

Current roles:

  • Advisor to WE Communicationswww.we-worldwide.com – one of the world’s leading independent communications agencies, working in communications impact zones where people, culture, technology and brands collide.
  • Non-Executive Director, Interel – www.interelgroup.com – the global public affairs and association management consultancy.
  • Advisor to Allison + Partnerswww.allisonpr.com – a fast-growing, San Francisco based strategic public relations firm.
  • Non-Executive Chairman, Coverdale Barclaywww.coverdalebarclay.com – a consumer and business to business PR and marketing agency specialising in shopping destinations, retail and property.
  • Adviser, Alfred PR – www.alfredlondon.com, a fast-growing agency in the consumer, gaming, entertainment and technology sectors.
  • Adviser, Lodestone – www.lodestonecommunications.com the strategy and communications firm.
  • Governor & Vice Chair, London Metropolitan University www.londonmet.ac.uk – and Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee.
  • Member of The Superbrands Council.

Previous Roles:

  • 2009 – 2013 – Global CEO, Grayling, a global PR consultancy owned by Huntsworth plc.
  • 2004 – 2009 – CEO, Trimedia International.
  • 2000 – 2003 – CEO Hatch Group, backed by Bridgepoint Private Equity.
  • 1993 – 2000 – CEO, APAC, Weber Shandwick and CEO, International.
  • 1982 – 1993 – CEO, PR Consultants Scotland, backed by 3i.

Other Career Highlights:

  • 2011 – Received Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • 2001 – Chair, UK Government study into the future of the PR industry which led to it receiving chartered status.
  • 1998 – 2005 – Non-Executive Director, Think London, the city’s inward investment agency.
  • 1999 – 2000 – Member, CBI London Council.
  • 1998 – 2007 – Trustee, Action on Addiction.