Tim Sutton is Chairman of Weber Shandwick EMEA & Asia Pacific and is one of the global PR industry’s most respected practitioners. He also serves as Chairman EMEA and Asia Pacific of the Constituency Management Group (CMG) of parent company Interpublic, which includes its various below the line marketing services businesses in the disciplines of public relations, events management, experiential marketing, entertainment & sports marketing and brand identity.
He has direct experience of leading complex multi-market programmes across over 50 mature and emerging markets in EMEA and Asia Pacific.
Between 2007-15, Tim led Weber Shandwick’s business in Asia. Under his leadership, the business trebled its revenues and, in 2014, secured unmatched recognition, winning all four of the industry’s independent ‘Network of the Year’ Awards in the region, including those of The Holmes Report and PRWeek.
He is now based in London, taking responsibility for leadership of all of Weber Shandwick’s international operations outside the Americas.
With some 34 years in the industry, Sutton is regarded as one of the world’s most respected PR firm senior practitioners. He is a renowned strategic communications advisor having directed major corporate and brand development programmes; as well as public affairs issues campaigns for some of the world’s top companies, industries and social causes.
Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford University (Philosophy, Politics & Economics), he has a particularly strong track record in public issues campaigning and brand communications strategy which has won him significant industry recognition across three decades.
In addition to his leadership position at Weber Shandwick. Tim also supports strategic development and collaboration across all businesses in CMG’s broad market services portfolio. His goal is to ensure clients have access to the full range of integrated multi-platform marketing support to maximise engagement strategies with key audiences. He also plays a lead role in digital and analytics strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and all other cross-brand business development initiatives in the two regions.
Prior to his career with Weber Shandwick, he was chairman of Orpheus Group; previously chairman of BSMG Worldwide’s European operations and Chief Executive Officer and an owner/shareholder of Charles Barker plc, then one of the UK’s best known and respected independent PR companies.
He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a regular guest on television and radio business and media programmes.