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.
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.
Roger Evans Associate
Roger served as the Deputy Mayor of London, working closely with Mayor Boris Johnson. He also chaired the London Assembly and served on the police, transport and budget committees. From 2008 to 2011 he led the eleven strong Conservative Group at City Hall. First elected in 2000, Roger led reviews of online crime, technology in policing, flood risk and industrial relations on the transport network. He was also a member of London’s fire and police authorities. Prior to 2000, he served for ten years as a Conservative Councillor and Group Leader at the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
David Hubert European Lobbying
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.
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.