PPS sister company Newgate Communications appoints Steffan Williams

Ex-Finsbury partner joins Newgate

Published on by Stephen Byfield


Newgate Communications  is pleased to announce that Steffan Williams has joined the firm as Managing Director.  He has also joined the Board of Porta Communications plc, of which Newgate is a part, as Group Managing Director reporting to the CEO.

Steffan will have the responsibility to lead the next stage of the firm’s development including recruiting the best available talent and improving the ratio of larger client mandate wins. This will also include the continued integration of PPS Group's five UK offices into the Newgate set-up.

Steffan has spent over 20 years working within the field of strategic communications. Most recently, he was a Partner at Finsbury where he worked on a number of high profile M&A transactions such as Holcim/Lafarge, Greene King/Spirit and Crown/Rexam. He previously founded Capital Communications in 2001, taking it to become a top ten player within the EMEA region. He then sold it to Publicis Groupe and went on to lead MSLGroup's Strategic Communications business across the EMEA region.

Steffan was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford University, and is now an Old Members Trustee. He is the Vice-Chairman of the PRCA, is a member of the Development Committee at the Legatum Institute, a Trustee of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, a member of Swansea University's Advisory Development Board and is a Special Adviser at the Iraq Britain Business Council. He provides communications advice to a number of charities pro bono and is a frequent guest speaker on communications.

Stephen Byfield

Stephen Byfield about the author…

Stephen has over 25 years experience of complicated communications issues and loves to work on the trickiest and knottiest of client accounts. Stephen founded PPS Group and ran the firm for 26 years before it was acquired by Newgate in 2015.

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