Tim Sutton is chairman of Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific, the 2014 'Mumbrella APAC PR Network of the Year' and the 2014 'The Holmes Report Asia Pacific Consultancy of the Year'. He has held this position since 2007 making him comfortably the longest serving leader of any major international PR firm in Asia Pacific. He also serves as Asia Pacific chairman of the Constituency Management Group (CMG) of parent company Interpublic Group (IPG).
He is one of the global PR industry's most respected practitioners with experience in some 40 mature and emerging markets. Before taking on his current position, he held similar responsibilities in IPG's EMEA region, based in London. He was previously CEO, and part owner, of Charles Barker plc, then one of the UK's leading independent PR firms.
A renowned corporate, public affairs and brand strategy expert, Sutton has advised numerous corporations at board and senior management level, on restructuring & brand communications strategies, as well as government and voluntary sector institutions. He is a recognised authority on crisis management and employee communications.
Educated at Oxford, Sutton is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and a guest on radio and television business and media programmes. He is passionate about history and Derby County Football Club.