I am a Managing Director in Penta’s Dublin office, delivering integrated communications campaigns to a range of clients in the energy, technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and gaming sectors.
I have 10 years’ experience as a communications consultant with expertise in delivering campaigns utilising public affairs, public relations and stakeholder engagement to meet my clients’ business objectives. I hold a MSc in Political Communications and prior to joining Penta I worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Canada.
I joined Penta over five years ago and currently work as a Managing Director, where I lead our Brussels office’s Energy & Environment Team. Since joining the company, my focus areas have been on energy, environment, transport and circular economy policies.
My client work tends to focus on planning and executing public affairs campaigns, with a specific public policy or legislative target to work towards. Advising major MNCs, innovative start-ups and EU trade associations, we analyse the business implications of a legislative proposal and then leverage political, third-party and media engagements for the clients’ policy goals.
I am Managing Director of Corporate Affairs, London, leading group-wide campaigns and drawing upon almost a decade of experience as a corporate affairs and reputation specialist. I am adept at transforming the perception of both emerging and high-profile businesses and organisations, with a keen eye for a narrative that shapes public opinion. I am highly regarded for my ability to manage sensitive reputational matters, providing strategic counsel and crisis communications support at board level. I have a strong grounding in UK and European public policy having led public affairs campaigns focused on decision-makers in Westminster and Brussels.
I am the Managing Director of Transport and Mobility, based in Penta’s Brussels office. With over 15 years’ experience in EU public affairs, I sit at the intersection of transport and sustainability policy. As part of Penta’s international transport practice, I give clients strategic advice as well as support the execution of objective driven public affairs campaigns at the EU level and in national markets.
I am a Managing Director in Penta’s cross-jurisdiction transport team, working on client briefs primarily in the aviation industry – as well as several of the heavily regulated sectors associated with it – in Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Before joining Penta, I held roles at Heathrow Airport and communications consultancies in New Zealand, and spent several years as a special advisor in the New Zealand Government and Office of the Prime Minister.
I lead the Agri-Food practice in Brussels and specialize, in addition to the Agri-business, in the trade, and chemicals sectors. With over 7 years of experience in European affairs in Brussels, I specialize in the Agri-business, trade, and chemicals sectors. As a public affairs professional who has worked in both the public and private sectors with companies and governments, I manage projects and advise clients, supporting them in reaching their objectives.
I lead financial services practice in Brussels. We create bridges between the decision-makers and the clients through understanding both worlds. When helping the clients identify strategic opportunities, overcome the challenges, or find solutions, I need to understand what is happening behind the scenes and why. With that insight, we ensure that the desired solutions are implemented at the appropriate level – policy or technical.
Karin specialises in public affairs, as well as corporate and financial communications. She was previously an adviser to an Irish Government Minister and has extensive experience in strategy and policy, as well as a background in corporate finance and investor relations, advising clients across a number of sectors, including financial services, aviation, agri-food
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 am currently serving as Managing Director of Public Affairs. I am responsible for advising a wide range of organisations about how best to tackle reputational, political and regulatory issues. I work with the Technology, Energy, Healthcare and Business Services sectors and possess 30 years of relevant experience.