Edelman promotes Nick Hope to become Managing Director, Crisis & Risk, EMEA

Edelman promotes Nick Hope to become Managing Director, Crisis & Risk, EMEA

Edelman has announced the promotion of Nick Hope to the role of Managing Director, Crisis & Risk for the EMEA region.

In his role as Managing Director, Crisis & Risk, EMEA Nick will be responsible for leading and evolving Edelman’s Crisis & Risk Practice across 9 key regional markets, providing strategic counsel to clients navigating today’s increasingly complex world of reputational risk. In his new role, Nick will report to Julian Payne, Global Chair of Crisis & Risk and Chair of Corporate Affairs, EMEA.

Nick has been at Edelman for six years, most recently as Managing Director of the UK Corporate Affairs team. Prior to this he was Chief of Staff across the EMEA region, acting as a trusted advisor to large scale clients providing c-suite counsel and crisis management. Prior to this Nick was a Labour Party political advisor.

On his appointment Julian Payne, said, “With more than a decade of experience working at the intersection between business, politics, and culture, Nick has a unique understanding of the rapidly changing challenges clients are facing across the vast channels and audiences’ in today’s world. I am delighted to have the opportunity to bring that skillset to more of our clients across the region.”

“It is always especially rewarding to see talent rise through the business, Nick has played a key role in advancing our advisory approach to strategic Corporate communications and I know that he will add tremendous value to our clients and our team in his new role” said Ruth Warder, CEO UK & Ireland & Brand Chair EMEA.

Nick Hope commented, “Amidst geo-political tensions, accelerating technological advancements, societal instability, and political polarization, the terrain that businesses must navigate has become increasingly complex. At Edelman, we excel at partnering with our clients to help them get ahead of crises, respond effectively when they do hit, and emerge stronger and rebuild on the other side. Leading an exceptionally talented and growing team across the EMEA region, I’m committed to further enhancing our spatial awareness and discipline sharpness to maintain our competitive edge.”

Nick will continue to lead Edelman UK’s Corporate Affairs team on an interim basis whilst a replacement is recruited. The search for a successor to head up this team, working across the full spectrum of corporate communications and reputation management, is now underway.

Taken from: https://www.edelman.com/news-awards/nick-hope-managing-director-crisis-risk-across-emea