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 (1 year 2 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 10 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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