1. Paddy Harverson – Managing partner, Milltown Partners
Harverson was the co-founder of Milltown and continues to be the go-to reputational guru for individuals and states. He was famously the adviser who helped turn the royal family’s reputation around in the 2000s.
2. Phil Hall – Chairman, PHA Group
The personable former editor of News of the World and Hello! has proven an adept agency boss and crisis manager, for both celebrities and corporates.
3. Mark Borkowski – Founder, Borkowsi
The legendary Borkowski is well-known for his creativity, but these days he’s transformed into one of the UK’s pre-eminent reputation managers for clients including Noel Edmonds.
4. David Rigg – Founder, Project Associates
For decades the crisis guru for high-net-worth individuals, including Sir Martin Sorrell. His network of advisors continues to thrive.
5. Stuart Higgins – Principal, Stuart Higgins Associates
The former editor of The Sun is much loved by clients and journalists alike, with particular expertise in, and passion for, all sports.
6. Chris Blackhurst – Director, CTF Partners
Former editor of the Independent and City editor of the Evening Standard, Blackhurst has added corporate nous to Lynton Crosby’s political firm.
7. Simon Kelner – CEO, Seven Dials
The urbane Kelner has a great network and client list, including the CEO of Fortnums. A respected former editor of The Independent.
8. David Yelland – Founder, Kitchen Table Partners
One-time editor of The Sun, Yelland is serious and thoughtful, which fosters respect among his growing list of clients.
9. Nicola Howson – Strategic advisor and director, David Beckham Ventures
Best known for her long stint at Freuds, where she was effectively chief executive and ran accounts including Soho House Group. Now managing the highly valuable brand Beckham.
10. Stuart Leach – Head of litigation and disputes, Montfort
Former Bell Pottinger crisis specialist, who had a short-lived partnership with Pagefield.
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