Brunswick Group, a leading corporate communications partnership, is pleased to announce that Nick Lovegrove, formerly a senior partner at McKinsey, will join the firm as Managing Partner in the US, and that Simon Sporborg will become Managing Partner in the UK. Nick Claydon, Senior Partner, who has led the London office for four years, will turn his considerable expertise and experience to integrating our client offer across Europe.
“We are pleased to welcome Nick Lovegrove to Brunswick. He brings broad international management expertise and a deep understanding of clients’ needs,” said Susan Gilchrist, CEO of Brunswick. “Simon’s and Nick Claydon’s positions consolidate significant experience across our European businesses. We continue to see our work evolve around the world as our clients increasingly look to us for help across a variety of complex communications issues. These changes will help us strengthen our management capability and our delivery for clients.”
About Brunswick Group LLP
Brunswick Group LLP is a corporate relations and communications consultancy. We provide informed advice at a senior level to businesses and other organizations around the world, helping them to address critical communications challenges that may affect their valuation, reputation or ability to achieve their ambitions. We are a private partnership with a growing team of approximately 750 employees, including more than 115 partners around the world. The firm has grown organically over 25 years and now has 22 wholly owned offices in 13 countries. These include Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dallas, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Singapore, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Vienna and Washington D.C.
Nick Lovegrove joins Brunswick as our US Managing Partner in May 2014. Nick brings decades of professional services experience, having served for more than 30 years with McKinsey & Company – in London and in Washington, DC. He has also spent the last two years with the Albright Stonebridge Group, an international public affairs advisory firm. From 2006 to 2012, Nick served as the Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Washington, DC office during which time he and his leadership team more than doubled client activity and revenues. Prior to that he also led several practice areas for McKinsey across Europe, notably in Media and Information Services, and in the firm’s Government and Public Sector work. He has recently served as a Senior Fellow of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, researching and teaching in the Center for Business and Government; as a visiting lecturer at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government; and as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Nick graduated from Oxford University with an M.A. degree in modern history; from Harvard University with a master’s degree in public policy; and from INSEAD with an MBA.
Simon joined Brunswick in 1998. He has been a Partner in the London office for nearly ten years. He works across the consumer industries sector, as well as leading Brunswick’s real estate, gaming and lodging practice. He has extensive experience in all aspects of communications, including financial communications, corporate campaigns, transactions, crises and issues management. He also sits on the board of MerchantCantos, Brunswick’s digital business.
Prior to Brunswick, he completed an MBA at Cass Business School and served in the British Army. He is a Campaign Board Member of The Place2Be and a Governor of Central School of Ballet.
Nick Claydon, Senior Partner, joined Brunswick in 2001. Nick has run the London office for the past four years and is now focused on integrating our client offer across Europe. He has a wealth of experience in advising international clients across a range of sectors on corporate reputation, financial and crisis communications.
Nick rejoined Brunswick as a Partner in 2001 from British Airways where he was head of communications, responsible for worldwide PR. Nick was previously a political consultant in Westminster, having begun his career as a parliamentary researcher. Nick is a trustee of the think tank Demos, and a member of the corporate board of the English National Opera and the London development board of Maggie's Cancer Caring Centers.
His clients have included Unilever, Rolls-Royce, Burberry, Thomson Reuters, BP and McKinsey.
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