Will Painter, Founder and CEO, WP Communications


Will is a highly commended public relations practitioner, working with a diverse array of brands from startups to big household names. Will’s portfolio highlights include Microsoft, Ford Motor Company, Coca Cola Enterprises, Logitech, Ericsson, the United Nations, and the British Army.

Will launched WP Communications at the beginning of 2018 with a passion to provide a flexible service to brands, through deploying teams of highly trained PR specialists and industry collaborations to maximise results and business impact.

Prior to this, Will was director of brand storytelling and media strategy at Ogilvy, delivering award winning campaigns for consumer, corporate, CSR, and technology brands.

Will is a skilled publicist, copywriter, and media trainer working with top Fortune 500 companies.

Neil Duerden, Head of Creative Design, WP Communications

Neil is a creative at WP Communications. He has worked for design agencies all over the globe including BBDO, Grey and Saatchi  & Saatchi  to name but a few for clients ranging from Nike and Microsoft to Pantene, Mars, and Land Rover.

His work has been seen on all media, across all territories. Each answering the clients brief with an effective creative solution.

He has been featured in creative magazines and his projects have won industry accolades.

Clarissa Rann, Integrated Communications Executive, WP Communications

Clarissa is an experienced PR and social media manager, specialising in marketing and communications. She has a passion for content creation, copywriting, and measurement and evaluation strategies to optimise social media insights.

Clarissa holds a degree in Marketing Communication from the Bournemouth University.

Lydia McGurin, Integrated Communications Executive, WP Communications

Lydia is a recent graduate who has joined the team as an Integrated Account Executive. Having previously focused on Marketing throughout her postgraduate studies, Lydia is keen to explore the relationship between public relations and marketing, and find her footing within the industry.

With much experience in customer service, Lydia hopes to utilise her interpersonal skills both with clients and with media relations. Working within a team is a priority of hers, and something she finds encourages her to produce high quality work.

With a passion for writing, innovative technology and social media, Lydia is eager to develop her own role at WP Communications.

Veria Wei, Integrated Communications Executive, WP Communications

Veria is a creative and ambitious Integrated Communications Executive at WP Communications with experience ranging from media strategy, media relations, social media, public affairs and campaigning,

Veria has strong communication skills in English and Mandarin Chinese and is adept at building and maintaining relationships with clients, customers and the media.

Strategic thinker, providing innovative advice to drive programme and revenue generation success. Adaptable and able to navigate the ever-changing PR landscape to ensure ongoing success.

Collaborative leader who is adept at coordinating cross-functional teams to deliver exceptional PR programmes.

Veria holds a Masters in Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communications from the University of Westminster.

William Rodgers, Head of Video Production, WP Communications 

William is Head of Video Production at WP Communications. As a highly skilled video producer/editor with over a decade of experience, William has had the privilege of collaborating with renowned clients such as Lionsgate, Westbrook INC, Amazon Prime, and esteemed organizations such as Mass Mutual, Credit Suisse, USAID, AZO, Madaluxe Vault, Southern Living Magazine, Time Magazine, DuPont, and Merck Pharmaceuticals. 

With a passion for his craft, William is dedicated to consistently exceeding client expectations, delivering exceptional results that bring their visions to life.

Intisar AlQsar, Media Relations Specialist (MENA), WP Communications

Intisar is an award-winning advocacy, policy and communications specialist. 

With a solid understanding of internal communication, CSR, supervising, and managing team skills, Intisar has a specific focus on capability building and performance management.

Her experience in various sectors from corporate, public, state, humanitarian and development has rounded her insights into various industries allowing her to perfect the tone and cultural approach of communication campaigns. 

She also brings extensive knowledge of culture and practice of the pan-Arab region.