Director, Public Relations, UK and Europe
Simon is a PR & communications practitioner, with around twenty-five years’ experience in technology, telecoms and corporate PR. He is focused on delivering impactful communications programmes for local and global brands. During his career, he has worked at PR consultancies including: WPP’s Hill & Knowlton & Blanc & Otus, as well as at Hill & Knowlton and Firefly Communications. He was previously the MD of top technology agency, Nelson Bostock Communications, part of Creston Unlimited.
He has led the UK and European PR programmes for a variety of fast-growth & global brands such as: Autonomy, BT Wholesale, CA Technologies, Canon, Conker, Kony, LG Electronics, Oracle, Panasonic, PGi and Verizon Business. Adept at working with challengers and leaders across the technology and telecoms landscape, Simon is experienced in all aspects of PR and communications. Simon was a previous chairman of the PRCA’s Technology Group in the UK, and is a member of the CIPR. Simon holds a BSc hon Management Science degree from Manchester University, and spent a year working in technology marketing in Paris, although his French is now a touch rusty!
With his insight and experience across all areas of communications, as JSA’s Director, Public Relations UK and Europe, he leads and support the programmes of JSA’s global clients. In his spare time, which is a little scarce, he tries to spend it with his family, visiting new places in the UK and abroad, keeping fit at the gym, running outdoors, in most weather conditions, and has also recently taken up self-defense, so do watch out.