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.
Jeremy brings more than 25 years’ experience in banking, business and politics to his role as Cicero/amo's Chief Executive, serving the client base in the UK and internationally. After 12 years at Citibank and...
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
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
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.
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
Sameer leads the FinTech practice at Cicero/amo. He previously worked as a FinTech Specialist and Advisor at the UK Department for Inter- national Trade, driving th
Head of FinTech
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...
Theo is Head of Operations at Cicero/amo. He manages IT services and works with teams across the business, including supporting office operations and working with the marketing...
Head of Operations
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
Natalie works in Cicero/amo's European team. She is a macro-economist, with 26 years’ experience in financial and commodity markets, having led strategy, policy, reserve management and...
Head of EU Research and Macro Policy Lead
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
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...
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.
Ben is an Account Director and Head of Trade & International Policy, focussing on financial services, trade and political engagement. He is a member of the Tory Reform Group’s Policy Committee and the US Embassy
Omar joined the public affairs team at Cicero/amo in July 2017. He has interned in the Parliamen- tary office of a London MP. He has experience advising companies across a range of public policy...
Senior Account Manager
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
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
In the Cicero/amo team, Pearse supports the work of clients across industries, primarily including PayPal and Bombardier. With a background in media, Pearse has worked across different sectors in
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...
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
Blair joined Cicero/amo in September 2019 having previously worked for a strategic communications agency working with various FTSE 100 companies. Before this, he worked for the Organization for Security...
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.
Matt is a Senior Account Executive 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...
Senior Account Executive
As a Senior Account Executive 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...
Senior Account Executive
Daan joined Cicero/amo in May 2021 as part of the Brussels Public Affairs Team. His expertise in EU environmental, energy and transport files stems from previous working experience in a Brussels-based EU Public Affairs consultancy and from his time at Unilever’s European External Affairs Office.
Senior Account Executive
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
Gian Marco is a Senior Account Executive 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.
Senior Account Executive
Alexandra is the Team Manager of Cicero Pulse managing the overall deliverables of the team. She is a graduate of CCCU University (BA International Relations and French) and UCL (MSc European Public Policy).
Juliet joined Cicero/amo in November 2020, having previously worked for a pharmaceutical industry alliance. She has also worked as a parliamentary intern for Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, in a fintech start-up and consulting firm in Shanghai. She...
Lily is an 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...
Issie is an 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.
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...
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...
Caroline is an Account Executive and joined Cicero/amo in October 2020. Caroline completed a BA in Philosophy, History and Social Justice at UCD and has an MSc in Comparative Social Change from Trinity College Dublin and UCD. Caroline also holds a certificate in Public Policy Analysis from the LSE. Before joining Cicero/amo, Caroline worked directly in Government offices in Dublin. She has worked on Government relations projects for globally based clients across various sectors including Financial Services, Health and Transport.
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.
Edward read Politics and East European Studies at UCL, and has previously worked in the Civil Service and on Secondary Legislation. He enjoys writing on public affairs, security, foreign policy, and new ideas.
Miro joined the Cicero/amo Pulse team in September 2020. He was previously a Schuman Trainee at the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) in Brussels and has also completed internships with the Geneva Centre...
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...
Natalie joined the Cicero/amo Pulse team in February 2021. She previously worked as parliamentary intern for Tulip Siddiq MP and at Citizens Advice as a research assistant. She graduated from the University of Bristol in 2020, where she...
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.
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
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