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:

  • Chairman, Waypoint Partnerswww.waypointpartners.co.uk – an advisory firm which supports leadership teams in the creative sector to improve their businesses.
  • 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, Interelwww.interelgroup.com – a global public affairs firm which helps businesses and associations grow through proactive and innovative engagement.
  • Advisor to Allison + Partnerswww.allisonpr.com – a fast-growing, San Francisco based strategic public relations firm.
  • Non-Executive Director, FP creative www.wearefp.com – a full service creative agency with clients in the automotive, luxury goods and sports sectors.
  • Adviser to Moduswww.moduspublicity.com – one of the UK’s leading fashion and beauty communications agencies.
  • Non-Executive Chairman, Coverdale Barclaywww.coverdalebarclay.com – a consumer and business to business PR and marketing agency specialising in shopping destinations, retail and property.
  • Governor, London Metropolitan University www.londonmet.ac.uk – and Vice Chair of the audit committee.
  • Member of The Superbrands Council.
  • Fellow, CIPR and PRCA.

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 Honourary 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.