Adam Powell, (elected to the Board in 2016) is Senior Director and Board Member of Ogilvy Public Relations London. Adam leads global accounts and provides strategic counsel on brand and reputation issues to corporates, individuals and organisations. He currently leads Ogilvy's work with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - advising on profile raising around climate change and sustainability and with the UN Population Fund, driving its brand profile to support its fund-raising objectives with donor countries as well as awareness of UNFPA's mandate and work. Other clients include international corporates operating worldwide, providing senior counsel, M&A support and issues and crisis support.
Before assuming his current role, Adam was Head of the Corporate and Public Affairs Practice at Ogilvy PR in London, leading a team of communications including employee engagement and internal communications, sustainability, corporate communications and issues and crisis experts. In addition to his client work, Adam had responsibility for a £3million business unit, setting the strategic vision for the team, leading it on day to day basis, winning new business and working closely with the finance director to ensure margin and profitability. Adam joined Ogily PR from Bell Pottinger, where he was a partner working with leading businesses including HSBC, Unilever and Coca-Cola Enterprises as well as advising challenger brands and start-ups. Previous to Bell Pottinger Adam was a communications adviser at the Confederation of British Industry, the UK's leading business lobby group, advising the Director-General and the economic and policy teams, using communications to support the CBI's lobbying objectives. This ranged from policy issues to issues and crisis management as well as launching its ground-breaking Climate Change Taskforce.
At the start of his career Adam spent ten years as a newspaper reporter and news editor including six years on the Daily Mail, where he spent the last two years leading a team of reporters across the North of England and Wales.
He has an MA in International Affairs from the University of Sheffield and a BA in History from the University of Sussex. Adam is married and has two young children. He lives in the Chiltern hills and enjoys hill walking, climbing, surfing and travel.