Patrick Harrison, former press secretary to Prince Charles, is no stranger to influential figures, having met Barack Obama and the Pope at the Royal household. His second year at Weber Shandwick has given him an even more extensive network of clients to work with, from ministers to CEO s and charity leaders across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. The firm’s global reach provides enhanced visibility of both public and commercial sectors. ‘I am consistently seeing the same issues raised across multiple sectors,’ he says. The former journalist began his career in the prison service, dealing with everything from rehab programmes to escapes and hostage situations.