Meet The Team

Allan Briggs
Managing Director
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Allan Briggs is founder and owner of Crisis Shield. His experience is steeped in high profile crisis and emergency situations, read on.

Astrid Leslie
Strategy & Client Services
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Astrid is a solution-focused practitioner with strong capabilities in evidence-based strategic planning, evaluation, research and writing, read on

James Fitzpatrick
Head of Operations,
Europe & North America
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James leads Crisis Shield's UK & Europe operations. He mobilises the latest developments in the crisis communications field for the benefit of his clients, read on.

Ian Beaumont
Senior Communications Consultant
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Ian brings 30 years of communications experience in the UK market, including key roles at Number 10 Downing Street and the Metropolitan Police Service, read on.

Pippa Brown
Senior Crisis Consultant
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Pip is an experienced crisis management professional with 21 years in the aviation industry include key roles within the British Airways Crisis Management Team, read on.

Shannan Robinson
Senior Communications Advisor
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Shannan keeps the CS team in line, with strong capabilities in sales, events, campaign management and execution, read on.

Philip Kent-Hughes
Senior Advisor
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Philip brings capabilities and experience in security, military, training, crisis and emergency management consulting, read on.

Georgia Comensoli
Journalist / Media Advisor
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Georgia is an experienced journalist and story teller, working in newsrooms across the State, read on.

Jesse Spezza
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Creative thinking entrepreneur Jesse Spezza has been a professional photographer for over eight
years, read on

Rachael Finley
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Rachael is a logical, methodical communications professional skilled in crisis communication, media relations and social media strategy, read on.

Michelle Wang
Crisis Communication Intern
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Michelle is a current Masters of Communication student helping the team with research, writing, case studies, video editing and design work, read on.

Shane Vaughan
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Shane is an experienced communications specialist who has held high-profile roles across government, read on.