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Brunswick expands public affairs offer with two senior appointments

Brunswick is pleased to announce Sir Jonathan Faull as Partner and Chair of its European public affairs group, and Ambassador Gardner as Senior Advisor.

28 September 2017

Sir Jonathan Faull joins Brunswick after a distinguished career at the European Commission working at the highest level on a wide range of policies including competition, justice and home affairs, transport and financial services.  As the Commission’s most senior British official his recent roles included Director-General Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, as well as Director-General of the Task Force for strategic issues related to the UK Referendum.  

Ambassador Gardner has spent more than twenty years of his career advising on U.S.-European affairs, as a government official, lawyer and investor.  After a successful career in New York and London, in 2013 he was appointed by President Obama to be US Ambassador to the European Union. In that capacity, he was intimately involved in the transatlantic trade negotiations, as well as data privacy, digital economy, sanctions and energy security.

Sir Jonathan and Ambassador Gardner will harness their deep understanding of political and regulatory dynamics to provide Brunswick clients with critically important advice on the political landscape in which they operate, including supporting businesses through Brexit and beyond.  They will work closely with the global public affairs teams in London, Brussels, Berlin, Paris, Beijing, Johannesburg and Washington DC. 

Susan Gilchrist, Brunswick Group Chief Executive, said: “Sir Jonathan and Ambassador Gardner are exciting additions to our existing public affairs team at Brunswick.  Their unrivalled political experience will prove invaluable to our clients as we advise them on how to navigate today’s uncertain global environment.”

Sir Jonathan Faull said: “I’m delighted to be joining Brunswick and look forward to working closely with the extremely impressive experts across the firm to help clients understand the political dimension of the challenges they face.”

Ambassador Gardner added: “There is enormous demand from companies all over the world for perspectives and advice on how to respond to the global challenges of today. I’m looking forward to helping the Brunswick team deliver that advice to their impressive roster of clients.”

About Sir Jonathan Faull KCMG

Jonathan became Director for Competition Policy at the Directorate-General for Competition in 1995, Deputy Director-General in charge of State aid in 1999 and Spokesman and Director-General of Press and Communication in 1999. He was Director-General of Justice and Home Affairs (later Justice, Freedom and Security) from 2003 to 2010 and then Director-General in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA) between 2010 and 2015. Latterly he has served as Director-General of the Task Force for Strategic Issues related to the UK Referendum.

He studied law at the University of Sussex and has an MA from the College of Europe in Bruges. He has been a visiting lecturer at Sciences Po, a visiting fellow of the University of Cambridge Centre for European Legal Studies, a visiting professor at the College of Europe since 2009 and Emeritus Professor of Law at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) since 1989. He is a visiting Professor at King's College, London and a member of the boards of the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris and the Centre for European Reform in London. Sir Jonathan was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2017 for services to UK relations with the European Union.

About Ambassador Anthony Gardner

Anthony served as United States Ambassador to the European Union from March 2014 to January 2017.  Prior to this he was Managing Director at a growth capital private equity firm based in London where he managed financing, legal and tax structuring issues related to the firm’s acquisitions and divestitures.  Previously, Anthony served in senior roles at Bank of America, GE Capital and GE International, all based in London, as well as at international law firms in London, Paris, New York, and Brussels.

Anthony holds a BA in Government from Harvard University, an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, a JD from Columbia Law School, and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.  He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the boards of Scottish Power and Brookfield Business Partners.  

About Brunswick Group

Brunswick Group LLP is an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations. Founded in 1987, Brunswick is an organically grown, private partnership with 24 offices around the world.


Philippe Blanchard

Managing Partner, Brunswick Brussels

Simon Sporborg

Managing Partner, Brunswick London


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