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Hugh Taggart - Edelman UK

Hugh Taggart

Hugh has been advising senior leaders on building trust and using reputation to drive business performance for nearly two decades.

He leads London’s Corporate Affairs practice – spanning its Corporate Reputation, Public Affairs and Financial Communications teams – and is Edelman’s Global Crisis Practice Chair. 

Hugh advises some of the world’s biggest brands on how to mitigate reputational risk, position themselves to develop market leading positions and win the support of key stakeholders. His portfolio of clients includes the likes of Starbucks, Sky, Ikea, Lagardere and ABB.

Prior to joining Edelman, Hugh was the Managing Director of Bell Pottinger’s award-winning Engage practice and was a part of the start-up success of Betfair, now one of the world’s biggest gaming companies, where he worked in senior communications and corporate affairs roles in the UK and Australia.

A proven leader in challenging corporate environments, Hugh excels at nurturing talent and building high performance teams.