Our leadership team brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to Flagstaff. They maintain strong industry networks and continue to consult and advise at senior levels.
Flagstaff’s hands on team has leading consultancy experience. We are strategic thinkers, building momentum through a blended investor communications approach. We work with our clients to ensure that their investment case is compelling, consistent and achievable. At the start of every new relationship, we work closely with senior management to really understand your business and formulate an agreed and achievable strategy to meet your needs.
Mark Edwards, Senior Counsel
Mark was a founding Partner of leading communications consultancy Buchanan Communications. Experienced Director of communications with a 25 year history of success in creating and executing meaningful campaigns. Skilled in reputation management, corporate profile development, financial and investor relations advising most sectors.
Tim Thompson, Partner
Tim has over 25 years experience in Corporate and Financial Communications and Investor Relations, mostly with international communications groups. Prior to that Tim worked at the Financial Times. Tim has co-ordinated and implemented campaigns for PLCs and corporates in the UK alongside most of the world’s financial markets.
Additional experience involves advising over 50 IPOs , crisis management situations and mergers and acquisitions, acting for both the defence and bidder. Tim’s experience covers a broad range of sectors including technology, consumer and natural resources, having managed FTSE100, FTSE250 and AIM clients. Tim spent six years in the British Army as a helicopter pilot.
Fergus Mellon, Partner
Fergus is a sector specialist in technology and new media, with significant operating experience in both the US and EU following his work at WPP owned Buchanan. His public company experience includes AOL (NYSE, acquired by Verizon Communications), Criteo (NASDAQ), Gannett (NYSE, publisher of USA Today). His growth company experience covers Meebo (acquired by Google), Federated Media (acquired by LIN Media, now Media General).
Fergus is an active investor in venture backed business and is also a devoted mentor for London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme (accelerator).
Andrea Seymour, Partner
During a career in public relations and advertising as a consultant, working in-house and as a freelancer, Andrea has come to specialise in corporate communications advice and management for business, financial institutions and professional services.
A fast changing media landscape has brought exciting opportunities and new communications techniques to the industry, but the principles governing effective corporate communications remain consistent she believes. Flagstaff’s nimble, surefooted m.o. is key to ensuring the sharpest focus on successful client service, a goal she’s seen missed sometimes by weightier, more cumbersome operations.
Patricia Stevenson, Partner
Patricia is an established team leader in publishing, advertising sales, marketing and digital integration with experience across all media, including magazines, digital, TV, press and editorial content provision, alongside luxury brand marketing.
A strategic thinker, Patricia is used to setting and achieving targets, conceiving and executing new revenue streams, event management, and new product development. With particular strengths in creative sales and communication, she’s adept at negotiating complex cross-platform contracts with global brands at senior levels.