John Higginson

John Higginson

Partner

John Higginson has worked for the Evening Standard, The Sun, The People, Independent, Daily Express and Mail on Sunday and spent seven years at Metro where he was political editor based in Parliament. Since leaving journalism he has helped a wealth of clients, from Uber to Hitachi Rail and Centrica, to deliver communications success.

John Higginson

Partner

Clodagh Higginson

Clodagh Higginson

Partner

Clodagh was ITV Good Morning Britain’s political correspondent up and Whitehall Editor of The Sun. She has an impressive history of breaking exclusive political stories and one of her key strengths is making complex political stories relatable to the British public.

Clodagh Higginson

Partner

Sian Sutherland

Sian Sutherland

Associate Head of Brand

Sian advises Higginson’s clients on how to build brands with heart and how to communicate purpose. Co-Founder of the Mio and Mama Mio range and campaign group A Plastic Planet, Sian helps people and brands ignite and flourish. She has 25 years’ experience in brand building in Europe and the USA.

Sian Sutherland

Associate Head of Brand

Jacqui Smith

Jacqui Smith

Chair of Empower

Jacqui chairs Empower, the strategic communications practice which works to empower women within the public and private sectors. In government, Jacqui served as Minister for Women and Equalities before becoming the first woman to hold the office of Home Secretary.

Jacqui Smith

Chair of Empower

Ben Fogle

Ben Fogle

Chair of Nature 2030

Ben chairs Nature 2030, the cross-stakeholder campaign bringing together visionary leaders in the charity, business and political sectors to tackle the make or break decade in climate change. Ben is also the United Nations' Patron for the Wilderness.

Ben Fogle

Chair of Nature 2030

Alison Hicks

Alison Hicks

Client Director

Alison is a corporate communications specialist with over 16 years' experience managing global and local campaigns. Her portfolio spans many sectors working with big brands such as HSBC Commercial and American Express, as well as government departments, the Home Office and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Alison Hicks

Client Director

Jessica McVay

Jessica McVay

Senior Account Manager

Jess supports Higginson clients working in education, tech and financial services, including Karhoo and The WealthiHer Network – a group comprising some of the world’s biggest banks such as HSBC, Barclays, JP Morgan and Investec. Jess handles the day-to-day running of Higginson’s dedicated women’s practice Empower.

Jessica McVay

Senior Account Manager

Alex Pegler

Alex Pegler

Senior Account Manager

Alex supports clients working in the environmental sector and creative and manufacturing industries including A Plastic Planet, Ask Us For Ideas and Made Thought. Alex handles the day-to-day running of Higginson’s environmental campaign Nature 2030.

Alex Pegler

Senior Account Manager

Jacob Metcalf

Jacob Metcalf

Senior Account Executive

Jacob works with Higginson clients including A Plastic Planet and Heap and Partners. Before joining Higginson, Jacob covered breaking news, council meetings, courts, inquests and led up the crime reporting division while building relationships with authorities working for the Oldham Evening Chronicle.

Jacob Metcalf

Senior Account Executive

Olivia Passco

Olivia Passco

Senior Account Executive

Before joining Higginson Strategy, Olivia was at a PR agency for the UK SME arena. She has worked for clients in a range of industries spanning from recruitment, energy, law and the financial services. Olivia studied Sociology at the University of Bristol focusing on Military Sociology.

Olivia Passco

Senior Account Executive

Stephen Dillon

Stephen Dillon

Account Executive

Stephen works with Higginson clients such as Karhoo, WealthiHer, Look Ahead and Blackheath High. Before joining Higginson, Stephen worked at a political affairs and communications consultancy based in Belfast assisting on peace-building projects in the Middle East.

Stephen Dillon

Account Executive

Esmé Parkins

Esmé Parkins

Account Executive

Esmé works with Higginson clients such as Made Thought and Ask Us For Ideas, as well as working with Jess on the day-to-day operation of Empower. Prior to joining Higginson, Esmé worked in the strategic communications team of a planning consultancy across a number of built environment sector projects.

Esmé Parkins

Account Executive

Tabitha Newell

Tabitha Newell

Digital Lead

Tabitha helps clients change perceptions through omnichannel content. She has developed and delivered digital strategies for some of the world’s biggest brands including: ASOS.com, Tommy Hilfiger and Topshop. Tabitha works with Higginson to leverage her digital content skills to communicate the importance of protecting our future.

Tabitha Newell

Digital Lead

Jobie Nam

Jobie Nam

Videographer

Jobie joined Higginson and now helps to bring ideas to the screen for a range of industries from food to charity. He is an award-winning filmmaker specialising in commercials, corporate and viral videos. With several years experience in video production, he has worked with brands such as HSBC, Snickers, Dominos and BMW.

Jobie Nam

Videographer