Stuart Smith has over twenty years experience in communications. In that time he has held senior positions within consultancies and in-house and has worked across many industries and geographies in both the private and public sectors. His experience with media brands covers PR for CNBC Europe, The Economist conferences and the BBC (who he advised on digital and blogging strategies prior to their launch). He is also a keen follower of the changing face of the media and its business model and how this is influencing the art and science of marketing.
His experience of developing strategy spans a wide range of disciplines: change management programmes, acquisitions, disposals and rebranding; crisis management and issues preparedness; organisational effectiveness audits; communications and marketing; issues-led and public affairs campaigns; managing stakeholder relations across a range of NGOs; and the alignment of internal communications with brand repositioning programmes.
As CEO for Ogilvy PR in EAME, Stuart provides strategic leadership for clients across the region. He brings over twenty years experience in communications and has held senior positions within consultancies and in-house and has worked across many industries and geographies in both the private and public sectors.
Stuart holds a doctoral research degree from Oxford (Christ Church) in Environmental Chemistry (atmospheric pollution and global warming).