Team

Our talented team create an enjoyable environment in which we can do great work, helping our clients grow their reputations, create positive change and win new business.

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.

Clodagh Higginson

Clodagh Higginson

Partner

Clodagh was ITV Good Morning Britain’s political correspondent 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.

John Higginson
Sian Sutherland

Sian Sutherland

Associate

Co-founder of A Plastic Planet one of the most recognised and respected campaigns tackling the plastic crisis. A serial entrepreneur she has run Michelin-starred restaurants and built a successful beauty brand. She has a particular interest in plastic and health and has become one of the most recognised anti-plastic campaigners in the world.

Clodagh Higginson
Alex Davies

Alex Davies

Director

Alex Davies is a former Chief of Staff to Sir Vince Cable and has 15 years’ experience working in both Houses of Parliament. Alex gave strategic advice to a range of democratic reform and civil liberties campaigners through political grant maker Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Limited. He has also served as a leading Lambeth councillor.

Sian Sutherland
Alex Pegler

Alex Pegler

Account Director

Alex leads on supporting clients working in the environmental sector including A Plastic Planet, Viva! and Population Matters. He joined Higginson in March 2017.

Alex Davies
Sian Sutherland

Portia Child

Executive Assistant

Portia supports the founders with the day to day business operations, as well as marketing and business development. Portia also works closely with the leadership team to maintain a well-organised workflow for the team. She leads the company’s culture team and is a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Sian Sutherland
Nicholas Odutoye

Nicholas Odutoye

Senior Broadcast Account Manager

Portia Child
Caroline Lott

Caroline Lott

Senior Account Manager

With a background in working with a broad range of retail, entertainment, charity and FMCG clients on consumer and corporate campaigns, Caroline has a wide range of experience in driving publicity campaigns and media relations management.

She is passionate about delivering quality coverage and through years as working as a publicist, has a real nose for finding media worthy stories.

Nicholas Odutoye
Jacob Robinson

Jacob Robinson

Account Manager

As Account Manager at Higginson Strategy, Jacob leads on the delivery of media and public affairs strategy for NGO and industry clients including A Plastic Planet, Earth Action, Plastic Soup Foundation and Matter. He also manages Nature 2030.

Prior to joining Higginson Strategy, Jacob studied Law with Politics LLB at the University of Manchester before going on to gain a master’s in Communications.

Caroline Lott
Mary-Kate Findon

Mary-Kate Findon

Account Manager

Mary-Kate joins Higginson Strategy from a journalism background spanning print, broadcast, and online reporting. She has verified breaking news content for newsrooms including The Times of London, The Washington Post, and Reuters, and since moving to London has worked on The Independent’s video team and in B2B public relations.

Jacob Robinson
Vicki Phillips

Vicki Phillips

Account Manager

Vicki has just under three years experience in purpose-driven communications. In her role as Account Manager, Vicki leads on the delivery of public relations and public affairs strategy for sustainability clients, Xampla, Green Biofuels and Common Seas. 

Mary-Kate Findon
Isabel Jones

Isabel Jones

Account Manager

As Account Manager at Higginson Strategy, Isabel runs our internal marketing as well as managing clients including MoreySmith, Xampla and Common Seas.

Isabel has a master’s in Political Communication from the University of Leeds. She also has a blog on the environmental crisis, which focuses on the harmful impact of plastic pollution.

Vicki Phillips
Patrick O’Donnell

Patrick O’Donnell

Senior Account Executive

Patrick supports communications and public affairs strategies for a number of clients across the social change and environmental sectors, including WASPI, Look Ahead and Green Biofuels. Before joining Higginson Strategy, Patrick was President of University of York Students’ Union from 2020-22 and previously interned on the youth wing of the People’s Vote campaign.

Isabel Jones
William Paxton

William Paxton

Senior Account Executive

Will supports with the delivery of strategy and communications for purpose-driven property and environmental clients.

Prior to joining Higginson Strategy, Will completed a degree in English at the University of Birmingham before working in social, crisis and affordable housing. He then began interning at the Hackney Gazette before starting in integrated communications, focusing on social justice and behaviour change campaigns.

Patrick O’Donnell
Joe Leonard-Walters

Joe Leonard-Walters

Account Executive

As Account Executive at Higginson Strategy, Joe supports on media, public affairs and social media strategy for clients including Common Seas and Ocean Bottle.

Prior to joining Higginson Joe completed a degree in Philosophy & Politics at the University of Leeds, where he focussed on political process and strategic communications. Joe has also completed placements with his MP and the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

William Paxton
Emily Woolf

Emily Woolf

Senior Account Executive

Joe Leonard-Walters
Catherine Kitchen

Catherine Kitchen

Account Executive

In Catherine’s role as Account Executive at Higginson Strategy, she supports the delivery of media, public affairs and social media strategy for clients that are fighting plastic pollution.

Prior to joining Higginson Strategy, Catherine studied Journalism with Public Relations at the University of Salford, where her work focused on climate communication and politics. Catherine has also completed internships at PR agencies across Manchester, as well as at the renowned Christie Foundation.

Emily Woolf
Sarah Tennent

Sarah Tennent

Account Executive

In Sarah’s role as Account Executive at Higginson Strategy, she supports on communication and public affairs for clients including TIPA and Common Seas.

Prior to joining Higginson Strategy, Sarah completed a Msc at Durham University and holds an undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations. Sarah held the position of Editor In Chief for her universities’ political journal and travelled to New York to represent her university at an international public speaking and debating competition.

Catherine Kitchen

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