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.
Jonathan MacPherson, Managing Partner, WP Communications
Jonathan is an accomplished and highly versatile strategic communication specialist with international leadership experience and proven expertise in leading and directing the creation and execution of innovative and effective communication programmes to stimulate positive public perceptions and actions.
His career has seen him consult across a portfolio of corporate, consumer, technology and government clients including Eversheds Sutherland, Franklin Templeton Investments, PwC, Lombard Odier, Marsh, Friends Provident International, Blackstone, Intel, Symantec, LG Electronics and Samsung.
Jonathan studied at the University of Leicester and holds an MBA in international marketing strategy and e-commerce.
Cian Fox, Account Manager, WP Communications
Cian is a versatile Account Manager at WP Communications with a client portfolio across banking, financial services and B2B technology clients.
Trained in media engagement with the PRCA, Cian is a media relations and content specialist, supporting with creative campaigns, press office activities, and media relations to secure top tier coverage for WP Communications clients.
With editorial experience at the Guardian newspaper and The Week, also spends his time writing by-line articles for C-Suite leaders and managing social media content creation and execution.
Cian holds a first-class degree in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds.
Katherine Broadhurst, Account Executive, WP Communications
Katherine is a creative and ambitious Account Executive at WP Communications with experience ranging from public affairs, campaigning and media relations.
Katherine is experienced in leadership, advocacy and copywriting, previously working at The Times newspaper, as the UK Youth Parliament representative for Chichester and West Arun, as an intern with the office of Sir Nicholas Soames, MP and as Chairperson of West Sussex Youth Cabinet.
In her spare time, Katherine has published an illustrated children’s book and co-founded a website that interviews successful entrepreneurs on the obstacles that they overcame on their rise to fame in order to inspire others to do the same.
Katherine holds a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of York.
Ahad Surooprajally, Content Production, WP Communications
With 20+ years experience in broadcast and public relations, Ahad is experienced in directing and producing digital media and creating content.
Ahad’s specialties include filming, editing, producing and directing small and large scale projects, and is a qualified UAV drone pilot.
Ahad’s client portfolio includes VMWare, O2, Google, uSwitch, Nikon, LinkedIn, PremierInnDell, and CISCO.