I am an Associate Partner with Hume Brophy and work primarily in the financial services division. I started my career as a fixed income trader and then a salesman with banks in France, Germany and the Middle East. Over the last 25 years, I worked in asset management, in the beginning as an account manager with Dresdner Bank for central bank mandates.
I am the Managing Director of Penta’s Hong Kong office and also the firm’s financial services practice lead in Asia. With close to 20 years of experience in corporate communications, I specialise in strategising communications programmes for MNCs and international financial services and professional firms operating in the region, as well as for local semi-government bodies and NGOs.
I have 30 years’ experience in the European Commission, most recently as the Director for Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Innovation at DG Energy. I bring significant experience and vision of the EU’s energy policies, deep understanding of the dynamics of regulation, and insight into the Commission’s senior level decision-making.
I was a UK Liberal Democrat MEP for five years and an influential member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee, working on CAP reform, the EU budget and trade policy. Previously, I served as Chief Whip and Deputy Finance Minister in the Scottish Parliament (1999-2007). I also ran a large family farming enterprise and was NFU Scotland President (1997/99).
I was Chief of Staff and later Special Adviser to two Directors-General of the World Trade Organisation. Previously, I was a lead trade negotiator for Hong Kong and head of its representation to the WTO. After that, I went on to serve as Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development. With my in-depth knowledge of WTO agreements and processes, I advise clients on international trade policy issues.
I am the Partner of Penta’s Dublin business and have almost 20 years’ experience in public affairs and corporate campaigns. My expertise lies in managing campaigns for Irish, European and global brands in the financial services, agri-food, energy, sustainability, technology, and healthcare sectors.
I am the Partner in Penta’s Brussels office and have 25 years’ experience in public affairs and corporate communication. I am primarily involved in the agri-business, trade, energy and financial services sectors.
I am the Partner leading Penta’s international financial services practice focussing on providing clients with a borderless offer across London, Brussels, Asia and the United States. This is vital as the issues facing financial services are often international in nature and need to be considered on a cross-border basis. I have 20 years public policy experience as civil servant, regulator, diplomat and in industry.
I currently serve as the Partner of Penta’s Singapore office. With close to 20 years’ experience in corporate communication, public affairs and digital engagement, I am primarily involved in the financial services, professional services and technology sectors.
I am Penta’s Managing Partner, Europe and Asia, and also a strategic communications and government relations consultant specialising in Anglo / Irish affairs and UK EU affairs. I have extensive international corporate strategy, crisis communications, international and integrated campaigning experience in the disruptive technology and energy sectors as well sustainability adaptation.
I became Non-Executive Chairman of Penta in April 2021 and Chair our Main Board. I use 35+ years’ experience of running award winning media companies to help guide the future direction, strategy, governance and management of our business to create a world class company that that employs talented & highly motivated staff; executes impactful and effective work for our clients and provides financial rewards for our shareholders.
I co-founded Hume Brophy (now Penta) in 2005 with John Hume Jnr. Since we launched the company 17 years ago, we have expanded to become one of Europe’s most successful independent regulatory, public affairs and campaigning agencies
I founded Hume Brophy (now Penta) in 2005 along with Eoin Brophy and have successfully built it into one of the fastest growing and successful global communications agencies. As founder of the firm, I have built an international team of public affairs and communications specialists that are today relied upon by many of world’s largest and most prestigious companies.