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Interview with Colin Byrne, CEO, UK and EMEA at Weber Shandwick

12th September 2017

PRmoment recently caught up with Weber Shandwick's Colin Byrne to reflect on his career in public relations. By day Colin is CEO of the UK's most award-winning PR firm, with 35 years’ communications experience, by night he's a writer, aspiring novelist and musician

Colin and I discuss:

Colin's PR experience spans domestic and international public relations.

He joined Weber Shandwick in 1995, rising to lead the public affairs practice in London in 1997. He is now CEO of the firm’s UK and EMEA network and a senior member of the global management team. He’s recently announced he’ll be stepping down after more than 20 years at the helm.

After several years in private and not-for-profit sector PR, Colin joined the British Labour Party’s communications team in 1987 and was quickly promoted to head of press and broadcasting. He was press aide to Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Jack Straw.

He is a visiting fellow at The Reuters School of Journalism at Oxford University and a trustee of ActionAid UK and The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

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Written by Ben Smith+, Founder,

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