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.

Heidi Mallace

Heidi Mallace

Board Director

Heidi advises business leaders and global organisations on all aspects of their personal and corporate communications. She brings a wealth of experience to the table from a variety of agency and consultancy backgrounds. Heidi began her career at Brunswick and MerchantCantos, and went on to become a Board Director at Project Associates, a company which specialises in reputation and crisis management. She then headed up the London office for reputation.com, a Silicon Valley founded company which has pioneered the online reputation management industry. Heidi spent almost two years running her own consultancy - Mallace - which helped individuals manage their reputation, build their brand and grow their businesses.

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