David McDonough

Norris McDonough

One of the most experienced advisers in London, David McDonough is a trusted counsel to businesses, professional firms, chairmen and CEO s. On the shockwaves of global change in the wake of Brexit and Trump, he says: ‘There’s more scope… Read More

Ed Williams


Former journalist and Harvard graduate Ed Williams is Edelman UK and Ireland CEO and vice chairman, Europe. His years advising the then BBC director general Mark Thompson and Reuters CEO Tom Glocer gave him a deep understanding of the pressures… Read More

Roland Rudd


Roland Rudd recently oversaw an alliance with German corporate PR behemoth Hering Schuppener and with leading Washington government affairs firm the Glover Park Group, giving Finsbury a truly global reach. Finsbury itself has opened an office in Tokyo, from where… Read More

Charlie Methven

Dragon Advisory

Founder, owner, and director of Dragon Advisory Charlie Methven asserts that ‘PR has been one of the last great homes of the amateur for quite a while now,’ and needs to ‘professionalise on a continuing running basis’. Whether that be… Read More

Charles Lewington


‘Brexit has created huge uncertainty among our global clients, [so] they turn to good public affairs consultants,’ says Charles Lewington. He’s well positioned to help, with his own experience in the top echelons as a former adviser to Number Ten,… Read More

Jonathan Hawker

Slate Campaigns

‘I have seen it all,’ Jonathan Hawker tells Spear’s. Having dealt with everything from the largest fraud in continental Europe to clients who ‘fall victim to a crime in a way that you cannot fathom’, Hawker says he can ‘mitigate… Read More

Paddy Harverson

Milltown Partners

Paddy Harverson was Communications Secretary to The Prince of Wales, responsible not only for advising Prince Charles, but also the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Prince Harry. He orchestrated media coverage of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess… Read More

Patrick Harrison

Weber Shandwick

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… Read More

Phil Hall

PHA Media

Phil Hall’s Soho outfit has seen ten per cent growth in another busy year. The former News of the World editor is the go-to man for high-profile clients with a record to set straight. A notable example has been Sir… Read More

Terence Fane-Saunders


‘We must be the lowest-profile PR firm in the country,’ says Chelgate CEO Terence Fane- Saunders. ‘We are very discreet… we think our clients have the right to expect that.’ Chelgate takes international PR and reputation management assignments on behalf… Read More