Team

Will Painter, Founder and CEO

Will

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

Jonathan MacPherson, Corporate Communications Specialist 

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.

Kashmir Rai, Junior Account Executive

Kashmir is a diligent professional with a particular interest in researching consumer behaviours and trends to inform content creation and media engagement.  Kashmir has experience studying target users to gather and analyse data to meet design outcomes and enhancing the customer experience.

Through obtaining an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Southampton, completing a PGCE English at University College London and formerly working in education, Kashmir has gained varied writing experience, with a focus on storytelling, audience and tone of voice. Kashmir is fluent in speaking Punjabi.

Petra Babic, Account Executive

Petra

Petra is a specialist in marketing and public relations, working with a number of high profile clients in retail, sports, property and technology.  

Also experienced in fundraising, organising and hosting events, Petra applies her organisational and management skills to regularly exceed customer expectations.

Fluent in English, Croatian and Serbian, Petra holds a Masters Degree in Film and Screen Media from Birkbeck, University of London.

Ben Adams, Account Executive

Ben Adams

Ben is a creative and enthusiastic public relations professional with experience in copywriting and media engagement, working in the UK and the Middle East. His recent client portfolio has included Jaguar Land Rover, Aldar Properties, and Agthia.  

Ben holds a degree from the University of Reading, with a BA in French Language and Literature. During his time at university, he was President and Social Secretary of the French Society and spent 2 years as an Officer Cadet with the Oxford UOTC in the British Army Reserve.

Ben is fluent in French and has a professional knowledge of German.  

Chelsea Nagrey, Intern

Chelsea is passionate about impactful and reformative work that promotes positive change. 

As an intern at WP Communications, Chelsea is honing her interest in technology, sustainable futures and climate change working across market research, press office activities and creative campaigns. 

While at university, she co-founded Our Stories Lah, a student-led storytelling initiative of people in Penang, Malaysia most affected by Covid-19. She also actively partakes in pro bono work surrounding miscarriages of justice and is a team leader in the Justice Project. 

Chelsea is a final-year undergraduate Law student at the University of East Anglia and is fluent in Bahasa Melayu and proficient in Mandarin, Hokkien and Spanish.