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. 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.
Judith is the Chief Operating Office of Cicero/amo. Additionally, she oversees the political monitoring team and is in charge of the development and maintenance of Cicero Pulse, our proprietary online portal. She developed the service from its UK and EU financial services roots to cover multiple jurisdiction and sectors serving clients across the globe during the past decade. Previously, Judith was a researcher focusing on international pensions systems with Cicero/amo and she worked for the European Commission Delegation in Beijing, China. Judith is a graduate of Maastricht University (BA European Studies), Peking University and the London School of Economics (Double MSc International Affairs), Bayes Business School (formerly Cass; MSc Global Finance) and a native German speaker.
Chief Operating Officer
Mark is an Executive Director at Cicero/amo where he oversees the firm’s campaigns and research business. He has delivered campaigns in over 50 countries worldwide with clients including Aegon, Accenture, Novartis, Canada Pension Plan, World Gold Council, Legal & General, BlackRock, Columbia Threadneedle, HSBC, and AXA. The team focus on cross-cutting business themes including technology, sustainability, demographics, trade, and political risk.
Helena leads Cicero/amo’s European team and is a member of the Executive team. She has twenty years' experience working on Government and EU policy issues - financial services, digital, environmental, energy and trade. Before joining Cicero/amo, Helena was a Political Functionnaire on the European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.
Managing Director -
EU Public Affairs
Parisa is currently Director of Talent at Cicero/amo. Having joined in 2016, she is responsible for providing strategic business partnering HR advice to Cicero/amo's Executive Committee and provides a supportive role to our talented employees. She is responsible for all aspects of human resource management at Cicero/amo including; internal communications, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, benefits and reward, training and development and recruitment of our top talented teams.
Director of Talent
Tom is Head of Cicero/amo’s UK public affairs practice and is a member of the Executive team. He works with Cicero/amo’s clients to deliver strategies that enhance brand, reputation and political...
Managing Director -
UK Public Affairs
Brian has nearly a decade of experience in providing corporate and financial PR support in the financial services sector. During this time he has advised private and commercial banks, insurance companies...
Director of Communications
John is a Managing Director in the UK Public Affairs team at Cicero/amo. Bringing 15 years' experience, he specialises in advising blue-chip companies in complex and highly-regulated markets. He also leads Cicero/amo's political risk analysis, writing and speaking regularly on the intersection of politics and markets. John joined as a graduate in 2006. He headed Cicero’s office Washington D.C. from 2010-2013, working on US Wall Street reform and a global campaign to introduce a standard to help eliminate conflict gold from the supply chain. After returning to London, John joined the board and was part of the management team that built Cicero into the U.K's top ranked public affairs team by revenue (PR Week figures) and then to successful sale to global communications giant Havas in 2020. In a voluntary capacity he is Vice President of Churches Mutual, which is one of the nation’s most significant ecumenical institutions and is a member of the Company of Communicators, the City livery company for communications professionals. He holds a BSc in Government from LSE and an MSc from the UCL School of Public Policy.
Rt Hon Sir David Lidington works as Strategic Counsel within Cicero/amo’s public affairs team. Lidington was first elected as a Member of Parliament for Aylesbury in 1992. He served the Conservative Party front bench for more than 20 years, including as Minister for European Affairs, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, where he acted as Deputy to the Prime Minister. He stood down from government in July 2019 and did not stand as an MP at the 2019 General Election.
Aideen is a communications specialist with experience in corporate, commercial and government communications management. With a B.A in European Studies and M.A in Political Communications, she has over eigh
Andrew heads the Cicero/amo research team, creating insights for a wide range of financial services and legal sector clients across thought leadership and marcomms campaigns, branding, new product development, proposition testing and market insight projects.
Head of Research
Megan is the Digital Creative Director at Cicero/amo, she heads up the digital team leading on creative, working across graphic design, video, and creative/digital strategy. She has vast experience predominately working across the B2B, corporate and financial industries. Megan has worked with clients such as HS2, L&G, AXA, Santander, and HSBC.
Digital Creative Director
Prior to joining Cicero/amo, Tom worked for Lloyd’s of London where he lobbied for legislative and regulatory developments in international insurance markets. At Cicero/amo, he works on client...
Director - Public Affairs
Adam is the Director of Media Relations in Cicero/amo's corporate communications team. With almost a decade's experience, Adam's role is supporting clients to turn their ideas, products and messaging into coverage across national, broadcast, regional and trade media. Adam works with clients including LINK, Laybuy, ThinCats and Coriolis Technologies. Adam also led the influential Access to Cash Review that secured more than 2,500 pieces of coverage since its publication. Adam regularly chairs panel events with some of the UK's influential business and personal finance journalists.
Director of Media Relations
Sonia is an Associate Director at Cicero/amo, having previously been a Special Adviser to the former Chancellor, Sajid Javid MP, and his predecessor, Philip Hammond. She served as a Campaign...
Anusha is the Finance Director at Cicero/amo, where she heads the group’s finance department. She joined in 2011 and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accoun- tants, with over...
Andrew is Head of Marketing and Content at Cicero/amo, where he leads the group’s marketing and events programme. A trained journalist, he worked as a financial regulatory reporter
Head of Marketing and Content
Jörn-Jakob leads the Financial Services and Digital practice at Cicero/amo. He has twenty years of experience working in EU/ Brussels government relations and public affairs on a wide range of financial services issues with a specific focus on banking, payments and fintech. Prior to joining Cicero/amo, Jörn-Jakob worked for Commerzbank, Visa, and headed Public Affairs at Trustly, a Sweden based Fintech payments company.
Director, Financial Services and Digital
Robert heads up Business Development within Cicero/amo’s research and campaigns team, supporting practitioners across client acquisition and expansion, including development of Cicero/amo’s integrated corporate campaigns offering.
Business Development Director
Louise is Strategic Counsel at Cicero/amo, providing political and communi- cations advice to the organisation’s multinational client base. Louise is the former Director of Commu- nications for...
Susan brings 16 years' experience working as a journalist in national media in Ireland to her role as Communications Consultant with Cicero/amo. She uses her experience in newsrooms, her understanding of Ireland’s news cycle and media landscape to brief clients on who and what they need to know.
Simon is Head of Public Affairs at Cicero/amo. He joined the company in October 2010 and has worked a wide range of high profile accounts in that time, with particular specialisms in financial services and health...
Head of UK Public Affairs
James is Head of Digital at Cicero/amo. He works with clients developing their social media strategies, running paid and organic campaigns, and producing analytical reports. Clients he has worked with includ
Head of Digital
Kuba, Associate Director at Cicero/amo, is an experienced public relations professional with a background in financial services. He has provided expert and timely advice on media relations, thought leadership and reactive communications during the entire lifecycle of companies, has previously contributed articles to publications in English and Polish and also speaks German and Russian. Stawiski works closely with Cicero/amo’s international offices, bringing an awareness of the European and international media landscape, as well as linguistic abilities, to his clients. He collaborates closely with the public affairs teams at Cicero and has a wealth of political expertise, which helps inform client campaigns. His current clients include FinTech firms, global organisations and pensions and investment membership associations.
Charlotte is an Account Director at Cicero/amo, having joined in 2015. She works with a range of FTSE 100 clients in the financial services, legal and hospitality sectors. Charlotte also heads up Cicero/amo's Legislative Affairs Unit, providing advice and analysis on legislation, parliamentary process and constitutional affairs. She is Chair of the Women in Public Affairs network and is involved in wider work to increase diversity and inclusion across the financial services industry.
Lizzy is an Account Director on Cicero/amo's UK Public Affairs team, working predominantly with financial services clients. She has widespread agency experience, assisting several FTSE250 clients on legislative affairs, financial services policy and consumer policy. Lizzy also has extensive experience in the planning and development sector, and prior to joining Cicero/amo, worked on large-scale planning projects across the UK whilst circumnavigating local politics. Lizzy is active in the Liberal Democrats and worked in Westminster for two MPs during the Coalition Government.
Mairi is an Account Director in the Cicero/amo Public Affairs team, working with FTSE listed financial services and blue chip companies to deliver...
Chris joined Cicero/amo from BBC Radio 4 News where he worked as a reporter and editor on its flagship World at One and PM programmes. During that time he spent secondments in Brussels and Westminster covering the Brexit process, and most recently has played a senior role covering the COVID pandemic.
Iryna joined Cicero/amo in March 2022 as an HR Generalist. She is currently covering for maternity on the team and provides a supportive role to our talented employees. She is responsible for all aspects of human resource management at Cicero/amo...
Tom joined Cicero/amo in February 2021. Most of his two-decade career in London and New York has been spent in journalism covering business, enter- tainment and the business
Senior Account Manager
Ben is a Research Director in Cicero/amo's expanding research and campaigns practice. Ben has a depth of experience working on large scale, multi-country cam- paigns most notably in the pensions and savings...
Alexandros joined Cicero/amo in 2019 as part of the Brussels Public Affairs team. He advises major clients in financial services, energy, and inno- vation. His work ranges from risk analysis on European political and regulatory developments to the preparation and implementation of legislative engagement plans. Alexandros’ strong background in public affairs has also been cultivated via the organisation of a series of high-level politics and policy conferences. Alexandros holds both an undergraduate and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. The former in law and the latter in European political economy. He is a Greek national and is a native speaker in both English and Greek.
Senior Account Manager
Matthew joined Cicero/amo in May 2022 as part of the UK Public Affairs team. He was Director at the Initiative for Free Trade, working on trade policy and sitting...
Senior Account Manager
Chanice is a Senior Account Manager in the Corporate Communications team. She advises clients in the financial and professional services sectors, with a focus on (re)insurance and capital markets. A former journalist, sh
Senior Account Manager
Tom joined Cicero/amo in 2021, having spent several years working in prominent public sector institutions, including almost four years at the Bank of England. During his time at the Bank, Tom worked closely with senior officials – preparing PRA executives for select committee appearances and providing strategic policy and political advice, most notably during the passage of the Financial Services Act through Parliament, giving the PRA the first tranche of post-Brexit financial regulatory powers to implement Basel III rules. Tom previously worked in Parliament as a researcher and advisor to a Member of Parliament, where he worked with a range of parliamentarians as well as the relevant trade body to set up an all-party parliamentary group on FinTech.
Senior Account Manager
John supports Cicero/amo’s work on regulatory affairs, media and stakeholder outreach for a range of clients in the financial services, digital and energy sectors. Before joining Cicero/amo, John...
Matej joined Cicero/amo in June 2021 and is a part of the EU Public Affairs' digital practice. He has experience working on technology and digital related policy issues such as platform economy, advertising, intermediary liability, privacy, consumer protection and telecom reform. In the past, Matej gained professional experience at Permanent Representation of Slovenia to the EU, eBay, the European Advertising Standards Alliance and a Brussels based consultancy.
Aaron is the Business Development Manager for Pulse at Cicero/amo his role is to cultivate and maintain relationships with existing and potential clients and to help them on their journey with Pulse - our proprietary online portal. Prior to working...
Business Development Manager
Sarah is an experienced researcher, managing projects across Cicero/amo's research clients in the financial services, infrastructure and energy space, including on behalf of Accenture, Legal & General, Kennedys Law
Senior Research Manager
Dan joined Cicero/amo in March 2019 and now leads much of our Labour analysis having previously worked with several Labour politicians in the East of England. His background is in political communications and election campaigns and he holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from UCL. Dan works with clients across a number of sectors, including financial services, energy and infrastructure.
Alexandra is Cicero Pulse’s Team Manager having joined the business in 2015. She oversees the overall management of the team and runs the team’s global financial services work on various accounts. She has extensive experience delivering on complicated briefs/proposals, and consultation responses across challenging jurisdictions. She is also the lead on key accounts in several sectors such as financial regulation, payments, sustainable finance, Fintech, energy and transport. Alexandra is a graduate of CCCU University (BA International Relations and French) and UCL (MSc European Public Policy).
Miglena joined Cicero/amo in July 2021 as Digital Account Manager. She has over 5 years of experience in the design industry, working with a wide variety of clients across the UK. Miglena’s wide-ranging interest in media, art, creativity and story-telling has led her to produce high-profile work in a variety of categories including Advertising, Branding, Digital Media, Video/Animation, Illustrations and UX/UI design.
Digital Account Manager
Matt is an Account Manager at Cicero/amo, working across a number of clients in the financial services, technology and defence sectors. Previously, Matt worked as a Researcher to the Secretary of State for...
James joined Cicero/amo in 2021, working across a number of technology and financial services clients. He previously worked in-house for an international industrial and energy group, responsible for the UK and Brussels.
As an Account Manager in the Cicero/amo corporate communications team, Ed works across a variety of financial services PR briefs. In particular, he focuses on the alternative finance...
Lauren holds a Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University and a Master's Degree from University College Dublin, both in International Relations. She has over six years' experience in public affairs and communications with roles in political offices, state agencies, and government bodies...
Gian Marco is an Account Manager at Cicero/amo within the Corporate Communications practice where he works with clients across the financial services, tech- nology, and industrial sectors. Previously, he worked at a New York-based financial and professional services specialist communications agency. Gian Marco holds a B.A. in Politics from New York University. He is fluent in English and Portuguese, as well as proficient in French and Spanish.
Tim joined Cicero/amo in May 2021 as part of the Brussels Public Affairs Team. Having previously worked at a Brussels-based EU Public Affairs consul- tancy, Tim has built up expertise working for multinational clients on a range issues including energy, environment and chemicals policy at the EU level. A UK and Belgian national, Tim holds a BA in Politics from the University of Sheffield, along with a MA in European Political Studies and Governance from the College of Europe in Bruges. Tim is fluent in English and French.
Senior Account Executive
James joined the Dublin Public Affairs team in September 2021. He is a public affairs analyst with experience doing public policy research with the Geary Institute. He has also worked in non-profit advocacy with organisations such as Threshold and the Irish Cancer Society. James is experienced in communications, policy analyses and strategic planning. He completed a B.A in Philosophy & Politics and a Master’s degree in Public Policy at the University College Dublin.
Senior Account Executive
Samia previously worked for Gillian Keegan MP, Minister of State for Care and Mental Health and for an education charity. She holds a MA in Public Policy from King’s College, London and a BA in Politics from the University of Leicester. While studying for her master’s degree, she interned for a Labour MP.
Senior Account Executive
Lily is a Senior Account Executive. She is a graduate of the University of Manchester in Modern History and Politics, where she was the Deputy News Editor for the UK’s largest student newspaper and made appearances on...
Senior Account Executive
Issie is a Senior Account Executive in the Corporate Communications team where she works across a variety of financial services PR briefs. In particular, she focuses on pensions and savings, cryptocurrency and open banking markets. Issie supports media engagement in pursuit of a range of business goals and objectives and in doing so has begun to develop a network of journalists across the financial services industry. Before joining Cicero/amo Issie interned at various communications agencies gaining experience in financial and health communications and public affairs.
Senior Account Executive
Sophie joined Cicero/amo in October 2020 as part of the UK Public Affairs team, having graduated from UCL with a degree in English earlier in the year. She previously worked as an intern at a corporate and public affairs...
Senior Account Executive
Dan joined Cicero/amo in March 2021 as part of the UK Public Affairs team, having graduated from the University of Leicester with a degree in BA Politics and International Relations in 2020. He previously worked in...
Ella is an Account Executive at Cicero/amo, with experience engaging with a range of companies across the financial services sector, operating across alternative finance, pensions and fintech. Prior to joining Cicero/amo, she interned at a London-based communications agency. Ella also holds a B.A in Anthropology from the University of Bristol.
Claudia joined Cicero/amo in July 2021 as an Account Executive in the UK Public Affairs team. Prior to this, she had worked as a policy intern at a grassroots parliamentary research organisation. She holds a BA in Politics from Durham University and is currently studying for an MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS, University of London. Since joining Cicero/amo, Claudia has worked with clients across a number of sectors, including financial services, trade and insurance.
Jasmin is an Account Executive at Cicero/amo within the Corporate communications team. Previously, she supported the marketing team at a large retail firm in South Africa. During her time at Cicero/amo, she has worked on accounts spanning technology, education, and financial services.
Josh is an Account Executive within Cicero/amo's Corporate Communications team. He is a graduate of the University of Birmingham...
Following a traineeship at Europol, Caterina joined Cicero/amo in February 2022 to further develop her expertise in EU public affairs. Her interests include energy, environment...
joined the Research team in July 2021. She holds an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology and Chinese from SOAS University of London. Prior to joining Cicero/amo, Lili has completed internships with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Hungarian think tank Political Capital, and Transparency International.
Carolina is a Research Executive at Cicero/amo, working with clients from a variety of sectors, including financial services and pharmaceuticals. Carolina joined Cicero/amo in July 2021 after graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in Politics and Sociology. Carolina previously worked as an intern at a brand valuation consultancy in London and, during her time at university, co-founded a magazine for students which distributed over 2000 copies across Manchester.
Amy joined the Cicero/amo Pulse team in January 2021. She previously orga- nised political campaigns, working both on a Con- gressional race in New York and for the Liberal Demo- crats here in the UK. She graduated in Philosophy & Politics...
Liam joined the Cicero/amo Pulse team as an Associate in May 2021. He previously worked at the United Nations Economic Commi- ssion for Europe in Geneva. He graduated from Cam- bridge University in Russian and French in 2019, having also studied International Relations at St. Petersburg State University.
Shareen joined the Cicero/amo Pulse team in June 2021. She holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Spanish from the University of Leeds, and an MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics. She has completed internships with the Social Market Foundation (SMF) and Vuelio. She has also spent some time in India, volunteering with a charity called The Aware Foundation.
Charles joined Cicero/amo in November 2021. Before, he has spent eight years living, studying, and working in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. He has a BA in global history from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and an MA in European Studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He has previously worked in advocacy in Brussels, in the field of sustainable mobility.
Steven joined the Cicero/amo Pulse team in November 2021. He holds an MSc in European and International Public Policy from the London School of Economics and an LLM in European Law from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Isabelle joined the Cicero/amo Pulse team in March 2022. She graduated in 2021 with a BA in Politics and International Relations from the University of Kent...
Dylan joined Cicero/amo in October 2020 as Junior Designer, working within the digital team. He graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in Product Design.
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