Echo welcomes Jon Chandler, John McLaren, Prof Simon Pringle, Andrew Whyte (pictured left to right) to its Advisory Board.
Echo Research, the full-service trust and reputation insight firm which also runs Britain’s Most Admired Companies study, announces the appointment of four senior leaders to its Advisory Board:
Jon Chandler advises corporations, governments and NGOs to build and execute reputation strategies that align with commercial, policy and ESG goals. Founder of the Tilton Consultancy, a specialist firm that brings industry-specific experts together to tackle complex challenges, Jon has 18 years of front-line communications expertise at Fortune 500 and FTSE firms, building and leading international teams at The Coca-Cola Company, Eastman Kodak, British Airways, Lucas Industries and Perkins Engines. He has pioneered cutting-edge solutions to reputation and communications challenges throughout his career, helping organisations navigate the dramatic shifts in technology, society and business practice.
John McLaren is Senior Partner at Claverhouse Partners the international reputation and strategic communications advisory firm. Prior to this he has had a long and international career in corporate communications - most recently in the Gulf where he was an in-house PR advisor to the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and ARAMCO. He has been Head of Corporate Communications at Royal DSM and for eleven years was Head of Global Communications at AkzoNobel based in Amsterdam.
Prof Simon Pringle is a senior commercial strategy and sustainability expert with extensive board-level experience. With more than 25 years’ experience, he has a proven track record of delivering measurable impacts, improved performance and entrepreneurial success across multiple sectors, jurisdictions and geographies. An Associate Fellow of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Simon is also Honorary Professor of Sustainability and Innovation at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Simon is a board member of Solutions for the Planet, a not-for-profit focusing on STEM skills and innovation and co-founded the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Change Commission.
Andrew Whyte is a senior communications leader with a 35 year career spanning the public, private and civil society sectors. Andrew has worked in a number of high-profile organisations, including News International, Shell International and the BBC. For the last 15 years Andrew has been a Director of Communications, at Arts Council England, Defra, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and most recently the Financial Conduct Authority.
Said Echo Research Chair Neil Sherlock CBE, “at a time when organisations are faced with growing challenges and complexities, we are delighted to bring together seasoned experts to help Echo grow and support our clients best, not least given the climate crisis and the continuing impact of the pandemic.”