Leadership Consulting

Our strategic consultancy is led by people with years of experience working with world leaders in business, politics, media and public life. We work with CEOs and leadership teams, helping shape and test their personal and corporate narratives. Our aim is to help deliver legacies and lasting reputations.  


We advise, support, mentor, enhance reputations and build legacies for leaders


We provide expert media training and personal impact coaching


We design and deliver employee engagement and cultural change programmes


We provide specialist Investor Relations advice backed by our ‘Road to Results’ methodology


We help manage reputations in times of crisis 


We conceive and implement campaigns, shaping opinion and delivering outcome

Thought Leadership

We help develop original thinking, write speeches and provide platforms 


Our People

Lord Watson of Richmond CBE FRTS

Lord Watson of Richmond CBE FRTS


Alan is Chairman of CTN Communications & HAVAS Media UK. In addition to his executive posts, he is also non-executive Chairman of Nexus, Raisin Social, and ICOMP. A former BBC broadcaster presenting ‘Panorama’ and ‘The Money Programme’, Alan is also the Chairman and a Fellow of the Royal Television Society. He holds a number of visiting and honorary posts and doctorates at universities nationally and internationally. In 2005 he was appointed Chairman of The Cambridge Foundation and in 2010 was elected High Steward of Cambridge University for life. A former President of the Liberal Party, he is an active member of the House of Lords and a Peer for life. Alan is also Vice President of the English Speaking Union.

Sir Michael Lockett KCVO

Sir Michael Lockett KCVO

Executive Director

Michael is an Executive Director of CTN Communications and Director of The Oracle Cancer Trust. He also sits on the board of Populus, UNSPUN and Pagefield. Michael was director of the Golden Jubilee Concerts at Buckingham Palace in 2000 and was the Chief Executive of the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant. He also chaired the companies which handled both the Royal launch of The Shard, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. During the 1992 General Election campaign, he lead the Conservative Party’s presentation unit for Prime Minister John Major. After 15 years with responsibility for the staging of both Party Conferences and Spring Forums, his role concluded with the successful leadership campaign for Prime Minister David Cameron.

Stephen Watson

Stephen Watson

Chief Executive

Stephen is Chief Executive of CTN Communications and our lead consultant of communications strategy and reputation. He undertakes personal impact coaching, including media and top-level crisis communications training. He regularly prepares executives for key note speeches, broadcast interviews and presentations to investors, regulators and employees. Previously he was a managing director of Burson Marsteller, responsible for the company’s creative services across Europe. Stephen has extensive political and public affairs experience and is a former parliamentary candidate. Stephen also serves as an Honorary Commander in the Royal Navy.

Peter Jones

Peter Jones

Non-Executive Director

Peter is a Non-Executive Director at CTN Communications. His journalistic background and extensive corporate experience give him a unique understanding of both broadcast media and the corporate agenda. Previously, Peter was Head of PR at British Airways and Communications Director at Bupa. Peter is also a senior consultant in The Leadership Agency. Peter was a co-author of the Business Leaders in Communications Study (2012). He is a Freeman of the City of London, was a founder member of the Guild of PR Practitioners and has advised several charities on their communications strategy.

Recent Case Studies

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CTN Media Centre

Our offices in St Martin’s Lane are also home to the CTN Media Centre, a state–of-the-art television and digital broadcasting facility with in-house studio, post production and live webcasting capabilities.

The Media Centre is supported by our own experienced technical staff and is available 24/7. Our media training and coaching is undertaken in CTN’s dedicated studio, ensuring complete privacy and confidentiality.

CTN Media Centre

Women in Leadership

Every organisation, large and small, is grappling with gender diversity. There’s a regular drumbeat of new reports about how women are performing in the workplace and how businesses are or aren’t supporting gender diversity. Debates rage on the merits or otherwise of quotas for boardrooms to flexible work practices.

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