Susan Gilchrist

Group Chief Executive

Susan Gilchrist is Group Chief Executive of Brunswick Group, based in London. She leads the firm’s operations across 24 offices in 14 countries and remains actively involved advising clients on critical communications strategies and issues. Her work reflects the international scope and breadth of the firm’s offering and has included counseling clients on major crises, mergers and acquisitions, and ongoing corporate reputation building efforts. She has also held senior leadership positions with the firm in Europe and the United States, having served previously as US Managing Partner and Senior Partner for Brunswick’s London office.

Susan is regularly ranked among leaders in the field of communications and is frequently asked to speak at conferences and events. In 2015 she was appointed to the Board of the Arthur W. Page Society, has been included on PR Week’s Power List multiple times and is among Business Insider’s “25 Most Influential People in PR”. She has also served as a judge for the annual PR Week Awards in the US. Susan’s recent speaking engagements have included the Milken Institute Global Conference, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women (MPW) Summit, both in London and the US, the FT’s Business of Luxury Summit, and DLDwomen13, which is part of the global Digital Life Design community focused on convening leaders in innovation, digitization, science and culture.

Prior to joining Brunswick in 1995, Susan was the retail correspondent at The Times and worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company. She is a Founding Supporter in the US of the 30% Club, the group devoted to increasing gender balance across organizations and particularly in boardrooms. She is also Chairwoman of London’s Southbank Centre, the UK’s largest arts centre. In 2014 she was awarded a fellowship by her alma mater, King’s College, London, and she has completed studies in leadership at Harvard Business School.