Brian Ager and Catherine May Join Ellwood Atfield.

Ellwood Atfield is pleased to announce that Catherine May and Brian Ager will join the company as Senior Advisors. They will join the communications and advocacy headhunter to help deliver new and improved services to the communications, corporate affairs and advocacy functions. The new appointments will allow Catherine and Brian to use their expertise to help envision and execute our business objectives and growth.

Catherine will be based in our London office, she brings with her 30 years’ experience spanning all manner of communications and management roles and is perfectly positioned to help us achieve our objectives and exciting growth plans. Former Director of RELX, Centrica and SABMiller, Catherine will bring invaluable expertise to the board at Ellwood Atfield and advise on all business issues.

“I am delighted to be able to work with the team at Ellwood Atfield.  Their advisory work with professionals in the communications sector sets best practice standards and I look forward to helping them in their excellent consultancy work with corporate affairs teams.” – Catherine May.

Brian will be advising from our Brussels office, Brian served as the Secretary General of the European Round Table of Industrialists a forum bringing together CEOs and Chairmen of major European multinationals from 2011 until 1 February 2019. He was previously the Director General of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) from 1995 to 2011.

“Ellwood Atfield is the go-to Brussels headhunter, and I look forward to bringing my recruitment and association leadership experience to their business. In parallel, I will also serve as Senior Adviser to Ellwood Atfield’s law firm client Covington & Burling.” – Brian Ager.

Please read more about our appointments of Catherine May here and Brian Ager here.


Ellwood Atfield is the communications and advocacy headhunter. We specialise in all aspects of Corporate Communications, Internal Communications, Public Affairs, Policy, Digital & Social Media, Consumer PR, Financial PR, Sustainability & CSR. And recruit everyone from Junior Executives & Managers, to CEOs. Including Chairs, NEDs, and Board Level.


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