A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and Institute of Directors, Kevin Craig is one of the UK’s top public affairs, public relations and crisis management experts with 22 years of experience. This includes time spent at Saatchi and Saatchi’s PR Arm, global law firm DLA Piper where he was a founding member of its Lobbying and PR practice, eleven years to date as an elected politician in London Government, including three as Chair of a Planning Committee, being a Member of Labour’s 2001 General Election Communications Team and also a Parliamentary Candidate in the 2005 British General Election.
Awarded the 2011 Public Affairs Consultant of the Year award by Public Affairs News, Kevin is a sought-after commentator, appearing on national and international media including Al Jazeera, Sky News, the BBC and Reuters and the Financial Times to comment on political, economic, social and environmental issues of the day. He has an excellent cross-party network of contacts and has worked across a number of PLMR’s key sectors.
Kevin led PLMR’s Team to two Gold Lions in the PR and Public Affairs categories at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He was a judge in the 2015/ 2016 PR Week Awards and was also a Judge for both the 2013/ 2014 Cannes Lions and Public Affairs News Awards in 2013, having previously served as a Judge at the Public Affairs News Awards 2012.
In addition to his private sector work, Kevin has advised a host of not for profit and charitable organizations. He is a Non-Executive Director of Company Shop, a former School, and College Governor and is a Trustee of the Charity Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope by whom he was nominated to carry the Olympic Torch on the eve of the London 2012 Olympics.
Having grown up on a South London Council estate as the son of Irish immigrants who came to London in the 1960’s, Kevin has insisted that philanthropy and corporate social responsibility have been at the core of PLMR’s values since day one. He speaks French, basic Spanish and holds dual British Irish citizenship.