During his four years at the firm he has been based in both London and New York and has supported clients in navigating a range of business critical situations including M&A, crisis and employee engagement issues.
Austin has spent his career working at the intersection of communications and technology. Beginning his career as a software engineer, Austin later moved into politics where he became a campaign manager for the Liberal Democrats in the UK. In this role Austin was a senior communications advisor to MPs and Government Ministers in Westminster during the coalition Government, and also led the party’s national digital strategy. During this time Austin pioneered the use of data to target and segment political campaign audiences, including implementing one of the first large scale voter data and microtargeting platforms in Europe. Austin left political campaigning and joined Brunswick in 2016.
Austin holds a degree in Politics, Economics and International Relations from the Open University.
A 2015 accident at one of its theme parks made Merlin Entertainments the subject of sensationalist media stories. Brunswick’s Fiona Micallef-Eynaud and Austin Rathe talk with the company’s leadership about their campaign to combat fiction with facts.
By Fiona Micallef-Eynaud (née Mulcahy)
04 June 2019