Chairman at Weber Shandwick EMEA & Asia Pacific
Tim Sutton is Chairman of Weber Shandwick EMEA and Asia Pacific and is one of the global PR industry’s most respected practitioners. He also serves as Chairman EMEA and Asia Pacific of the Constituency Management Group (CMG) of parent company Interpublic, which includes its various below the line marketing services businesses in the disciplines of public relations, events management, sports marketing and brand identity. Based in London, Tim supports the strategic development and collaboration across brands in CMG’s portfolio. He also plays an advisory role in digital and analytics strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and all other cross-brand business development initiatives in the two regions.
With more than 30 years in the industry, Sutton is regarded as one of the world’s most respected PR firm practitioners, highlighted by his experience in more than 40 developed and emerging markets. He is a renowned strategic communications advisor having directed corporate and brand development programmes as well as public affairs issues campaigns for some of the world’s top companies and industries.
Tim has been heavily involved in advising numerous companies at a senior level on major restructuring and brand communications strategies, including Compass Group, IBM, Kingfisher and Unilever and is also a recognised authority on crisis management, brand strategy, employee communications and the globalisation of PR. He was responsible for an international programme on behalf of the Save Darfur Campaign to help relieve the suffering of the Darfuri people in Sudan.
Prior to his career with Weber Shandwick, he was chairman of Orpheus Group and previously chairman of BSMG Worldwide’s European operations and Chief Executive Officer and co-owner of Charles Barker plc, then one of the UK’s best known and respected independent PR companies.
Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford University (Philosophy, Politics & Economics), Tim is a member of the Institute of Public Relations. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a guest on radio and television business and media programmes.
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 79 cities across 34 countries, with a network extending to 127 cities in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work. Weber Shandwick was the only public relations agency included on the Advertising Age Agency A-list in 2014 and 2015 and the only PR firm designated an A-List Agency Standout in 2017. Weber Shandwick was honored as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2017, The Holmes Report’s Global Agency of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 and The Holmes Report’s Global Digital Agency of the Year in 2016. In addition Weber Shandwick was named The Holmes Report’s Asia Pacific Consultancy of the Year 2014, Mumbrella’s Asia Pacific PR Network of the Year 2014 and 2015 as well as the ICCO Regional Network of the Year Asia Pacific in 2015. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.asia.