Chairman, EMEA and Asia Pacifictsutton@webershandwick.com
Tim Sutton is Chairman of Weber Shandwick EMEA and Asia Pacific and is one of the global PR industry’s most respected practitioners. He also serves as Chairman EMEA and Asia Pacific of the Constituency Management Group (CMG) of parent company Interpublic, which includes its various below the line marketing services businesses in the disciplines of public relations, events management, sports marketing and brand identity. Based in London, Tim supports the strategic development and collaboration across brands in CMG’s portfolio. He also plays an advisory role in digital and analytics strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and all other cross-brand business development initiatives in the two regions.
With more than 30 years in the industry, Sutton is regarded as one of the world’s most respected PR firm practitioners, highlighted by his experience in more than 40 developed and emerging markets. He is a renowned strategic communications advisor having directed corporate and brand development programmes as well as public affairs issues campaigns for some of the world’s top companies and industries.
Tim has been heavily involved in advising numerous companies at a senior level on major restructuring and brand communications strategies, including Compass Group, IBM, Kingfisher and Unilever and is also a recognised authority on crisis management, brand strategy, employee communications and the globalisation of PR. Most recently, he was responsible for an international programme on behalf of the Save Darfur Campaign to help relieve the suffering of the Darfuri people in Sudan.
Prior to his career with Weber Shandwick, he was chairman of Orpheus Group and previously chairman of BSMG Worldwide’s European operations and Chief Executive Officer of Charles Barker plc, then one of the UK’s best known and respected independent PR companies.
Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford University (Philosophy, Politics & Economics), Tim is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a guest on radio and television business and media programmes.