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ABOUT US - CEO PR is a specialist service from Right Angles, a PR and digital media agency based in London. Founded in 2001 by Paul Blanchard, it includes a team of highly experienced, independent specialists.

The service is led by Paul personally, who remains the key client contact 24/7 for support, advice and guidance; offering his contacts, experience, networks, enthusiasm and total commitment. In many PR set-ups you 'buy into' the MD at the start, but when hired, you actually get someone else looking after you. Not with us.

Paul Blanchard


Paul is the founder of Right Angles, and our principal consultant. An entrepreneur since aged 17, and a professional reputation consultant since 2001, for his clients Paul is an enabler; a consigliere, confidante, adviser, fixer and friend.

Alongside his media consultancy practice, Paul had an active career in politics for over a decade: a former parliamentary advisor, he served six years elected in local government and stood for Parliament in 2005, his campaign gaining the largest vote increase in the country. He has a degree in Law, and Fellowships of the RSA, The Royal Institution, and the Institute of Leadership & Management.

Paul is the presenter of the popular podcast Media Focus, comments regularly on TV and radio on media matters, and writes for The Huffington Post and PR Week. Connect with him on twitter and LinkedIn.

Jimmy Leach


Jimmy Leach is a digital consultant, specialising in communications, content and social media for organisations and individuals.

He has worked for a number of high profile organisations, in government, media and communications including as executive editor at and as digital director for editorial at The Independent. In government, he was head of digital communications for two Prime Ministers (Blair and Brown) and head of digital diplomacy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, for two Foreign Secretaries (Miliband and Hague). He was also digital director at Freud Communications. As a consultant, his clients have included Gems Education, Portland Communications, ICANN, Unbound, Buckingham Palace, the New Economics Foundation, the European Parliament, the Serbian government, and International House, amongst others.

Donald Steel


For 11 years, Donald was the BBC's Chief Media Spokesman. He now works with individual, corporate and government clients in London, Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Donald is in demand as an international speaker, adviser and trainer on reputation and the relationship between crisis management and long-term company value. He is a guest lecturer at the London School of Economics and at the China Media Centre of the University of Westminster. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and in 2010, the BBC Academy made him their first Associate Fellow.

Michael Wilson


Michael Wilson is one of television's best-respected business and economics editors. He is now Director of Business and Economics Editor of Arise Networks, a new global television service aimed at Africa.

A founder member of Sky Television in 1989, Michael went on to create Sky's business unit and in 2005 was awarded British Business Broadcaster of the Year. Since leaving Sky in 2009, Michael has broadcast for BBC, ITV, Fox News, Al-Jazeera and LBC, London's leading commercial talk station. He also has a drivetime show on JazzFM. Michael has lectured in Europe and internationally and has also analysed every aspect of the global markets, including Africa, the Americas and Asia.

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