George has provided communications advice to clients for over a decade, helping them engage with politicians and the media to achieve their core business objectives.
Prior to joining Newgate, George was Head of Policy and Communications for Abellio – one of the largest providers of public transport in the UK – with a portfolio including the ScotRail, Merseyrail and Greater Anglia rail franchises. During his time there he helped establish the company as a thought leader in the transport space, and a trusted partner to the government.
He worked in agency for several years before this, drafting and implementing strategic programmes for clients including eBay, Hitachi Rail and Birmingham Airport.
He started his career in politics, working initially as a parliamentary assistant to a government minister and then as a policy adviser for the Conservative party. He returned to the party on sabbatical in 2015, helping them during that year’s general election.
Proudest moment? Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro and making it to Everest base camp. The bottom of Everest is almost as high as the top of Kilimanjaro!