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Team

We are proud of our team. Their expertise brings together years of experience in consultancy, politics, the media, academia and business. They speak multiple languages. Their talent is what BTP’s success is built on.

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Founder and CEO
Mark is an Anglo-Australian PR Executive and the founder and CEO of BTP Advisers. He has advised governments and aspiring opposition leaders from Europe, Africa and Asia on international communications strategy. These include the administrations of Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. Mark has advised winning election campaigns and ballots in the UK, France, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Georgia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Sierra Leone - amongst others. Mark has extensive experience devising international PR campaigns for both SMEs and international businesses. Prior to setting up BTP, Mark was a Communications Officer for the worldwide Vodafone Group as well as Vice-President for Communications for Deutsche Asset Management.
Chairman
Bobby was appointed Chairman of BTP in 2012. He has spent over 25 years working in communications, for leading international companies and in consultancy. He is currently Vice-President of Communications and Public Relations for ConvaTec Group Plc, which completed a highly successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange raising £1.48bn in October 2016. Bobby was also Group Director of Communications for the international telecoms operator VimpelCom, based in Amsterdam. Prior to his tenure at VimpelCom, he spent 10 years with Vodafone Group, latterly as Group Communications Director.
MD UK & International
Charlie heads our London office, co-ordinating BTP's international media relations campaigns. He develops innovative campaigning approaches and leads our crisis communications projects. He has worked extensively on the ground for clients in Africa, Asia and the Middle East and has counselled Heads of State, senior ministers and private offices. He also manages much of our sensitive litigation PR work, liaising closely with international counsel and advocacy groups. Charlie ran our campaign for the Government of Liberia during the Ebola crisis of 2014/15, which culminated in a prestigious Global PR Week Award for BTP Advisers. He holds an MA with distinction in International Relations from King’s College, London.
Associate
A career communications professional with 30 years’ international experience, Nigel has run corporate affairs and marketing functions for the Corporation of London, Deutsche Bank AG and has been responsible for investor relations at three FTSE 250 companies. He has experience of IPOs, listings, de-listings, return of capital, fundraising and M&A. He has run successful campaigns to defend corporates from digital and traditional media attacks and misinformation, and to promote primary legislation in the UK parliament. He has assembled and led crises response teams following major international incidents, directed global communications programmes in response to geo-political events, run communications operations in support of major litigation, and regulatory and law enforcement enquiry. Nigel was awarded an MBE in 1999 for services to the City of London.
Account Manager
Albane is an experienced communications and reputation management advisor. She has managed campaigns for BTP in-country across Francophone Africa and has also worked closely with our crisis and litigations teams in both the Middle East and Asia. Prior to joining BTP, she worked for a leading candidate in the 2012 French presidential elections and also advised across a broad spectrum of public policy areas, offering strategic consulting for both biotech firms and regional public authorities. She has a BA in Economics and an MSc in Management from EM Lyon Business School. She also studied Political Islam and International Relations at the Institut des Relations Internationales et Stratégiques in Paris. Albane is bilingual in English and French.
Head of Elections
Adam has a wide experience of communications and logistical elections work at both national and local level. He worked on the broadcasting desk at Labour Party HQ during the 2001 and 2005 General Elections and was a key Youth and Student co-ordinator in Labour's 1997 landslide. Prior to joining BTP, Adam spent sixteen years at the City of London Corporation, concluding as Assistant Director of Public Relations and Head of Corporate Affairs. The work of his team contributed to a number of successful outcomes for the City Corporation including the passage through Parliament of the reforms to the City's voting system and the decision to build Crossrail. Adam has an MA from the University of Cambridge and an MSc with Distinction from the University of East Anglia.
Account Manager
Nikita takes care of day-to-day management across many of our international communications campaigns. She especially focuses on our crisis communications and litigation work. Prior to joining BTP, Nikita worked in China for a major state owned enterprise, helping clients access the East African market. She has also assisted the Office of the Commissioner for Agriculture at the EU Parliament in Brussels. Nikita specialises in East African politics with a particular interest in Kenya. She has a BA from SOAS in Politics and Chinese, and an MA in African studies from Yale with Honours. Nikita also speaks Italian, Mandarin and Kiswahili.
Account Executive
Ross provides hands on communications support to a broad range of BTP’s international clients. He works across all of BTP’s core service areas. Before joining BTP Ross worked for an MP and Committee Chair in Westminster. He then took up a place in the geopolitical division of an international public relations firm. He holds a BA in Politics from the University of Leeds.
Senior Associate
Nick provides a wide range of client support services, ensuring that BTP's communication products match client requirements, and are delivered consistently to high standards. On a day-to-day basis this entails both media and broader PR work. Starting as a freelance journalist, Nick has worked for corporate, NGO and not-for-profit organisations, including Mediawise as Communications Manager, Head of Communications at RenewableUK and as a Communications Expert at the United Nations Development Programme. Educated to Masters level at the University of Belgrade, Nick is fluent in English and Serbian. His areas of expertise are energy, business and sustainable development.
Associate
Sebastien leads BTP’s operations in Paris. He advises BTP Advisers francophone clients, as well as consulting on other international campaigns. He is a specialist in campaign strategy and political communications. Sebastien recently advised the Government of Georgia, Ukraine and Morocco on their COP22 Communication Strategy. He has led campaigns in western Africa and in Eastern Europe. Sebastien also advises french and international firms on crisis management strategies, especially on social issues and Union relations. Sebastien has been a campaign adviser in France for numerous political parties and Unions. Previously he headed the Public affairs and crisis management practice of Fleishman in Paris. He was also General Director of communications company NOE COM in Paris. He holds a degree in Law from Paris Pantheon-Assas University and a masters in Political Science and European Affairs from Paris East University.
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Careers

Work With Us
BTP Advisers is privileged to work on some of the most interesting and diverse projects in public relations. If you have the passion, initiative and excellence that will drive us forward, email [email protected]
Internships
We run a rolling internship programme, open to current students or recent graduates. Our aim is to give a glimpse into the PR industry and offer invaluable experience at the beginning of a new career.
Openings
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Account Director
Washington DC
Senior Associate
Doha
Account Executive
London/Doha
Intern
Doha