Iain is an expert in integrated communications, global political risk and public policy.
He has over 30 years' experience in communications, initially as a business journalist and then as a founding shareholder at Incisive Media. He has also worked for a range of politicians, including Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP on his leadership bids. Iain is co-founder and Executive Chairman at Cicero/amo and focuses on public policy and corporate communications strategy supporting many global FTSE and Fortune 500 blue chip organisations. He provides CEO and Board level counsel.
He is a Non Executive Director of Innovate Finance – the member body for the global fintech sector. He is a non-executive member on the Court of the University of St Andrews. He chairs the Development Committee of Robert Gordon's College. He is one of the Financial Times Global 100 LGBTQ Executives and one of the Financial Times Allies of Women in Business. Iain is immensely proud to be a Trustee of award-winning charity GiveOUT.
In September 2021, Iain was appointed as the first UK Government LGBT Business Champion by the Minister for Women and Equalities. During his time in the role Iain collaborated with business to support LGBT people at work, whilst developing and sharing solutions to workplace discrimination.
He regularly contributes to national and international print and broadcast media including Sky News and BBC.
Iain is a former Chairman of the Association of Professional Political Consultants and the CIPR Public Affairs group.
He is a Fellow of both the CIPR and the PRCA and is a Freeman of the City of London.
He was ranked in the top quartile of the Total Politics Top 100 Lobbyists and appears in the PR Week Power Book. CityAM also includes him in the list of “The City’s most influential financial PRs” voted by broadcast and national business editors. He features in the Square Mile “Power 100” list.
He serves on the International Advisory Board of the Institute of Business Ethics and served on the Advisory Board of the Queen Elizabeth II Garden in New York from 2012 until 2016.
He is a tennis geek, an Arsenal season ticket holder and an opera nut.
Working at Cicero/amo
Market Research & Brand Audit
Sustainability & ESG
Thought Leadership & Integrated Campaigns
Crisis and Issues-Based Communication
Graphic Design & Content Creation
Select Committee & Media Training
Social Media Strategy & Advertising
Financial PR & Investor Relations
Video Production & Animation