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Jon McLeod to join Brunswick Group’s London office as Head of Public Affairs

Highly experienced public affairs practitioner further strengthens offer in London.

Brunswick Group, a global advisory firm specialising in critical issues and corporate relations, announced today that Jon McLeod will join the Partnership in London. Jon joins Brunswick from Weber Shandwick where he was Chairman of UK Corporate, Financial and Public Affairs.

A prominent public affairs practitioner and successful business leader, Jon brings a rich and varied set of experiences from his twenty years at Weber Shandwick. With a highly successful track record in corporate and political advisory, Jon has worked across a range of complex issues and situations, bringing to them first-rate insight, campaign strategy and connectivity. He will start with the firm in September.

“We are very excited to welcome Jon to the firm,” said Chief Executive Officer, Neal Wolin. “Jon has had an impressive career, working closely with major institutions across a variety of sectors. He brings with him a wealth of senior advisory and leadership experience to strengthen further our established Public Affairs capability in London, particularly as it relates to Brunswick's core financial situations and critical issues expertise.

On joining Brunswick, Jon McLeod said: “Given the breadth and quality of Brunswick’s advisory team and client roster, this was the natural next step for me: I am delighted to be joining the partnership. I look forward to getting to know the firm and its clients better, working alongside outstanding colleagues in London and further afield to ensure that leadership and innovation in public affairs is right at the heart of Brunswick’s sustained evolution as a world-class advisory firm.”

About Jon McLeod

Jon McLeod joins Brunswick Group from Weber Shandwick where he was Chairman of UK Corporate, Financial and Public Affairs. Jon has led a distinguished career as a leading public affairs practitioner, advising multi-sector clients across regulatory, financial and legal affairs. Jon began his advisory career with Westminster Strategy as an Associate Director, focusing on UK public affairs in particular.

He was educated at Christ’s Hospital School and has a Masters in Russian and French from King’s College, Cambridge. Jon lives in London and Derbyshire with his wife, the author Wendy Holden, and their two children.

About Brunswick Group

Brunswick Group LLP is an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations. Founded in 1987, Brunswick is an organically grown, private partnership with 23 offices around the world. 


Simon SporborgManaging Partner, UK, Brunswick