Chairman, Corporate, Financial & Public Affairs, UKjmcleod@webershandwick.com
Jon McLeod is one of the country’s most experienced corporate communicators and lobbyists, with a strong track record in regulatory, financial and legal affairs.
Ranked by Total Politics magazine and PRWeek in the top 10 public affairs professionals in the country, he has been described by The Independent as ‘a very powerful lobbyist’. His campaigns – ‘Pigs are worth it!’ and ‘We believe in D&T’ – have each won a Gold PR Lion at Cannes.
Jon went into public affairs in 1997 having spent six years as a financial and legal journalist. He was educated at Christ’s Hospital School and took an Exhibition in Russian and French at King’s College Cambridge. He spent four years at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy before joining the Law Society.
His industry sector experience covers media, defence, manufacturing, healthcare, financial and professional services, food, energy and infrastructure.
Jon is also Chairman of the Manchester office. In his spare time, he is a Board Member of the Halle Orchestra.