Gavin is a senior strategic advisor to many high profile organisations, particularly in transport and infrastructure. His specialism lies in developing business strategies to deal with complex political and regulatory environments. Formerly a senior official in the House of Commons, he was COO of Mandate Communications and MHP before becoming Chief Executive.
Sir Brian was a Permanent Secretary for nearly 10 years, at the Department for Business, DTI and DEFRA. He also served twice in the UK Representation in Brussels. He is currently Chairman of the London Metal Exchange, Chair of Honda's European Communication and Consultation Group and a member of the Offshore Advisory Committee of Mainstream Renewable Power.
Head of MHP Health Mandate
An expert on the reforms to health and social care, Mike advises organisations on delivering change in the new world. Named as Communiquétor of the Year, he is also one of the Health Service Journal’s ‘twitterati’ – or most influential tweeters on NHS reform. You can follow him on @MBirty.
With over 20 years of experience in PR, Gay specialises in advising financial services companies. In 2010 the PR business she co-founded, Penrose, became part of MHP and she became Executive Chairman. Gay is on the Steering Committee of the 30% Club, and is a NED of JP Morgan Overseas Investment Trust.
With 15 years of EU public affairs experience working in consultancy, in-house and in trade associations, Alisdair helps businesses and interest groups overcome regulatory and reputational challenges emanating from the European policy process.
Head of Edinburgh office
Craig established and heads up MHP’s Edinburgh office.
He has over 15 years of experience working in public affairs consultancy, has worked in-house for a major retailer and was Director of Public Policy for a leading law firm. He is also a Vice President of the Liberal Democrats.
Head of Public Affairs
Fiona is a public affairs specialist with particular expertise in media and leisure. She also has extensive experience advising on integrated communications programmes.
Her previous experience includes spells at FD-LLM Public Affairs and Bell Pottinger Public Affairs. Prior to consultancy, she worked at the CBI and for Julian Brazier MP.
Chief Executive, MHP Financial
Andrew has considerable experience advising Boards on their financial and investor communications and related transactional activity, particularly in IPOs, M&A and capital raisings.
Previously, Andrew was a corporate broker with HSBC, BZW and Credit Suisse, responsible for senior corporate advisory and institutional investor relationships.
Chief Operating Officer
Jonathan is a specialist in managing integrated campaigns for clients across sectors including financial services, manufacturing and the voluntary sector. He is a member of MHP’s senior management team where one of his responsibilities is to ensure that MHP recruits, and then trains, the brightest people in the industry.
Chief Operating Officer
Tim specialises in providing financial and corporate public relations advice. He started his career with UBS before moving into Financial PR with GCI Financial in 2000. He co-founded a specialist Financial PR consultancy in 2002, where he was Managing Director before joining one of MHP’s predecessor consultancies in 2008.
Bill is one of the most experienced experts in health policy today. Formerly one of the Government’s most senior advisers on health and social care, he was at the heart of the NHS reforms throughout their design and then implementation in Government. His strategies have guided some of the highest-profile and most successful health campaigns of the last decade.
Head of Brand at MHP
Rachael has over 20 years of experience in PR. Previously, she was a partner in one of London’s top agencies, heading multinational accounts such as The Walt Disney Company and Anheuser-Busch. She has also worked in-house as Director of Communication at Motorola.
Rachael leads the consumer/brand discipline in MHP, working with brands from around the world.
Sean Worth provides strategic counsel on government policy and the wider political climate. Until June 2012, he was Special Adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron. Previously he was Deputy Director of Policy for the Conservative Party. He has also had roles with an industry trade body, a management consultancy and in academia.
Head of Corporate
Mark is a marketing communications and corporate reputation specialist with expertise in regulated industries, including the pharmaceuticals, health, energy and airline sectors. He advises a wide range of multinational clients on European, Middle East and US market entry strategies on topics including stakeholder management, sustainability and issues preparedness.
Nick is head of MHP’s pensions advisory and investor services practice. He has worked in financial PR for over 25 years and is a specialist in financial services. He advises trustees of many of the UK’s largest pension schemes including Cadbury’s, ICI, Royal Mail, Sainsbury’s and GEC.
Deputy Head of Corporate
Lis has more than a decade of experience in PR, delivering strategic corporate communications and issues management advice with a particular focus on the transport, professional services and banking industries. She has hands-on crisis communications experience and excels at delivering integrated communications programmes for large, complex stakeholders.
Barnaby has over 15 years’ experience of financial and corporate pr advising clients from sectors including professional services, financial services, retail and business services.
Throughout his career he has advised on a broad range of M&A, flotations, corporate reputation building and crisis work.
Mark's 25-plus years in communications includes geopolitical campaigns, crisis and issues management, financial PR and strategic media relations.
A former Director of Communications for two FTSE 100 companies he has also worked for several other leading consultancies.
Rachel was a founder of one of MHP’s predecessor consultancies, Hogarth. She has over 25 years of experience in the financial PR industry.
Her specialisms include advising plc boards and professional services firms on communications strategy and reputation management.
Reg has over 30 years of City experience, initially in investment banking and securities prior to switching to financial PR in 1995.
He is a Board member of the Investor Relations Society and a member of The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Lucinda is a senior financial PR practitioner and spent the first 11 years of her career in journalism, including at the Sunday Times and Financial Mail on Sunday.
Since moving into PR, Lucinda has advised quoted clients across a range of sectors and unquoted private equity and professional services organisations.
John has 25-plus years of experience in financial and corporate PR, and in 1997 co-founded one of MHP’s predecessor consultancies, Hogarth.
He has particular knowledge of the industrials, consumer industries, retail and support services sectors, and leads MHP’s industrial and engineering practice.
Sally advises businesses operating within the investment industry including both asset managers, institutional investors and their advisers on communications strategies. Sally was Managing Partner at one of MHP’s predecessor consultancies, Penrose, joining in June 2001. Prior to joining Penrose, Sally was a Strategist at Moore Capital Management.
Alison has a distinguished career in health communications, most recently as Director of External Affairs for the Royal College of Surgeons. She has been Head of Policy Communications at the Department of Health, covering public health, mental health and NHS treatment and has extensive specialist media experience building on a 12 year career at the BBC.
With over a decade of UK and international experience, June has advised high profile multinationals in the energy, retail, financial, mining and transport sectors.
Formerly public affairs manager at the London HQ of global accountancy body ACCA, June started her career at the Federation of Small Businesses.
Martin's expertise includes leading multi-disciplinary campaigns, media relations, issues- and thought leadership-based campaigns and financial communications in the UK and internationally. Martin joined MHP in 2010, with over 17 years of experience, including consultancy and in-house at Knight Vinke Asset Management as Director of Communications.
Rupert specialises in strategic counsel to private, public and voluntary sector healthcare clients helping them to achieve change in the healthcare and life sciences policy environment. Before joining MHP, Rupert worked in public affairs for 7 years and started his career as a lawyer.
Katie has 15 years' experience of financial and corporate communications. She has advised clients from sectors including financial, professional and business services, TMT, retail and real estate on their ongoing financial communications and corporate reputation management, as well as on M&A, flotations, restructuring and recapitalisations, and crises.
With over a decade of experience, Gemma is dedicated to helping brands communicate their vision and personality, using audience insight to develop compelling and strategic programmes, many of which have been recognised with awards. Gemma has delivered campaigns for brands such as Schweppes, Tesco Mobile, Kleenex, Timex, Disney and The Army.
Ian worked in the Westminster Lobby for over 15 years, with 13 as Political Editor of the News of the World. He has a unique grasp of British and international politics, and of the mechanics and priorities of the media. Ian now advises on media strategy, campaigns, insight and analysis. He also runs our media training.
Nick is an expert in the UK political and media scene, and advises some of our most high profile clients on their political and media engagement strategies.
He has also devised and run some of the most successful corporate lobbying campaigns of recent years.
Josh has a decade’s experience in-house and advises mainly infrastructure clients, ensuring they maintain their licence to operate in complex political, policy and regulatory environments.
Josh is also MHP’s local government expert, having served as a councillor in senior roles.
Mark is a consumer brand specialist who has worked in almost every conceivable sector. Over the years he has been responsible for an array of memorable and award-winning campaigns using his skills in media relations, news generation, stunts and digital engagement.
From supporting charities campaigning for change in the NHS, to analysing data to develop the evidence base, Rachel has a broad range of skills to help clients achieve award-winning results.
Rachel previously worked for the charities Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancerbackup, and for the pharmaceutical company MSD.
Siobhan has considerable crisis and issues management experience, having managed the crisis press office function for social networking site Bebo and advising on everything from employment tribunals and fraud, to data breaches and strikes for a wide range of companies. She has also led high profile public information campaigns, including for the Home Office and DWP.
Kate advises client facing complex political, regulatory or reputational challenges. A public affairs specialist with a 14 year track record, she has a particular expertise in coordinating integrated campaigns and dealing with crisis issues. She is also a passionate campaigner and Vice Chair of Trustees of a leading childcare charity.
Leone is a strategy development specialist, with more than a decade of experience in creating and delivering consumer and B2B media relations campaigns for financial services companies.
She has worked with large to small clients across multiple financial product sets such as Sun Life Direct, AXA PPP, Friends Life and Barclays.
Anna has a wealth of consumer, FMCG, event and brand PR experience.
She is dedicated to the strategic and creative development of campaigns for consumer brands and her clients have included American Express, Andrex, Hotel Chocolat, Hush Puppies and The Acropolis Museum in Athens.
Deputy Head of MHP Health Mandate
Sarah is a healthcare specialist, advising clients on issues ranging from NHS reform and market access, to disease-specific awareness raising and campaigning.
Her roots are in the voluntary sector, including 7 years with Cancer Research UK, where she established and managed the charity’s award-winning parliamentary activity.
Head of Digital
Eamonn Carey has worked on digital strategies and campaigns with some of the biggest brands and organisations in the world. He is a regular speaker on innovation and technology at major conferences around Europe and the Middle East and an advisor to Kiip and other startups in Europe and Silicon Valley. You can find him on Twitter here.
Andrew joined MHP in 2013 after three years at Hudson Sandler and more than 20 years as a financial journalist. He has advised a range of listed and private UK and overseas clients on financial and reputation communications from calendar work to M&A.
Head of Design
Gary leads the design team at MHP. He draws upon over 20 years of experience primarily in branding, corporate literature and the development of integrated campaigns for the likes of Accenture, GSK, Heineken, Pearson, and Visa International.
His work has won several design awards including a 'D&AD' and a DBA 'Design Effectiveness Award'.
Will has more than a ten years' experience in corporate PR, running high profile campaigns and providing counsel to businesses, multinational organisations and Government departments. Some of his specialisms include strategy development, thought leadership, media relations and crisis and issues management.