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    Portland welcomes ten new advisory council members

    Portland is honoured to announce we have appointed ten new members to our advisory council to reflect our strong international growth.

    The new members of the advisory council will provide strategic advice to Portland, bringing together a wealth of experience across a wide range of countries, industries and sectors.

    The new members of the advisory council are:

    Sir Martin Davidson – Chairman, The Great Britain China Centre
    Louis R. Hughes – Chairman, InZero Systems
    Elizabeth Linder – Founder of Politics & Government Program for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region, Facebook
    Amanda Mackenzie OBE – Executive Advisor, Project Everyone
    Phil McManus – until recently, Director of Communications, Worldpay
    Justine Roberts – Founder and Chief Executive, Mumsnet
    Jim Rosenberg – Chief Communications Officer, Accion
    Lisa Shields – Vice President, Global Communications, Council on Foreign Relations
    Radek Sikorski – Senior Fellow, Harvard University, former Polish Foreign Minister
    Dr. Shashi Tharoor – Indian MP, former Minister of State

    The members join a current advisory council that includes advisory council Chair Tony Ball, Michael Portillo, Sir Chris Powell, Sir Stephen Wall and Alastair Campbell.

    Tim Allan, founder and Managing Director at Portland, said of the appointments:

    “Portland’s advisory council plays a major role in the strategic direction of the agency and ensures that we are able to give the best possible advice to clients.

    Not only will the latest additions strengthen our established practice areas of reputation management and international affairs, it will help us to boost newer areas of the business such as digital communications and employee engagement.

    All of the new members of the advisory council will bring something unique to the table and I am delighted to welcome them onboard.”

    For full biographies of our new and existing advisory council members visit our people page.

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