I spent the first 25 years of my career working in public relations consultancies in the UK and Europe, holding senior management and managing director positions in Fleishman-Hillard, Shandwick, and Ketchum.I also ran my own specialist agency, Carrot Communications for a decade.
I have dealt with a very wide range of management challenges including merging three agencies to create a new firm, divisional and agency turn rounds, and the launch of an agency from scratch.
A columnist for PR Week, I write on the business of public relations in the monthly Agency Doctor column. A past president of the International Communications Consultants Organisation, I sit on its Board of Management. I am also a former Chairman of the PRCA and currently sit on the PR Council for the association. I am also an Associate Partner at specialist management consultancy Agency People.