Olly Kendall Founder & MD
After working for Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy as his Press Secretary (2004-2006) Olly Kendall worked in lobbying and PR before founding Westminster PA in 2011. His sector experience includes transport, housing, finance, environment, gaming, digital economy, family law, visas as well as many other policy areas. He contributes to the Guardian and appears as a media and political commentator on BBC, ITV and Sky News.
Sam Cunningham Associate
Sam began his career working in Parliament for a number of MPs before entering the Civil Service (2007-2010) working for Education Minister Lord Adonis and Prime Minister Gordon Brown, assisting with digital communications at 10 Downing Street. In 2010 he went to the DfE as Press Officer for the new Education Minister, Nick Gibb before joining Pearson, managing media and political relationships in the UK and Australia.
Jim Rothwell Director
Jim started out as a lobbyist in 1997 working for a food sector trade body. After postgraduate study, he joined the Advertising Association, followed by five years at a political consultancy, during which he led multiple client accounts for corporates and not-for-profits. He has also managed regulatory and public affairs-oriented projects, including for a global law firm. In addition, Jim is Vice-Chair of the Debating Group - the Parliamentary forum for media and marketing debate.
David Hubert Europe
David has extensive experience in advising on policy and legal compliance in the EU as well as representing the interests of clients in Brussels. His main area of expertise is the EU internal market. As such he has expert knowledge of EU policies that affect the freedom of movement of people and services, the recognition of qualifications across the EU and common European educational standards. He works largely with professional associations, trade associations and regulatory bodies.
Dan Hartropp Digital
Dan is our data and monitoring lead. He's an expert in using powerful analytical techniques to help clients target the right people to speak to. Dan had over a decade of experience working in the Civil Service where he specialised in legislation and the use of data to solve complex operational problems. Dan has been responsible for building our innovative social media monitoring tool PoliMonitor which is providing free political monitoring to thousands of organisations.
Karthi Gnanasegaram Media Training
Karthi Gnanasegaram advises clients on their media strategy and training. Karthi has more than a decade working as a broadcast journalist in live television news including:
BBC One News
BBC Five Live
BBC London Politics Show - reporter Al Jazeera International News channel in Doha - news presenter
Sky News - presenter
BBC World News - presenter
BBC News Channel - news and sports presenter
Karthi is an expert in helping clients to excel in the live media environment, ensuring you can deliver your message confidently and accurately.