Ian Barber

Ian Barber

Global Head of Corporate Communications at Dentsu Aegis Network
LONDON, United Kingdom

About me

An external and political communications professional, experienced,both client and agency-side, working on briefs across a wide range of audiences and sectors.

Positions

Global Head of Corporate Communications
London, United Kingdom
September 2017 - Present (10 months)
Director
Bell Pottinger Good Relations
October 2007 - October 2009 (2 years)
Part of an executive team charged with the turnaround of the agency with a client portfolio spanning financial services, food and drink, charity, automotive and industrial sectors with both a corporate and consumer PR remit.
Head of Public Relations
Barclaycard
August 2001 - October 2007 (6 years 2 months)
A high profile role designing and implementing a change in communication strategy as the business entered a period of rising concern and controversy over responsible lending and personal indebtedness.

Trade Organizations

Advertising Association, LONDON

Director of Communications
2010 - Present (8 years 6 months)
Director of Communications for the UK’s representative body for advertising agencies, brands and commercial media and the single voice for the sector to government. Recruited as part of a re-structured senior team, tasked with putting more rigour into communications and public affairs strategy and re-building industry engagement.

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