Karl is an expert in stakeholder engagement and communications, and a founding director of Project Rome. He has 30 years’ experience of working across a range of industries that link to health and wellbeing, including healthcare, finance, technology, transport and utilities. Karl’s clients include FTSE 100 companies and large public sector organisations, and he also enjoys adding value to growing organisations with big intentions.
Karl has worked at board level in the public, private and third sector and understands what is needed to bring about change in each of these settings. He brings lived experience of effective stakeholder relations in each setting, from award-winning staff engagement campaigns, to working sustainably with seldom-heard groups and communities to influence policy and change things for the better.
Karl co-founded Project Rome to fill a gap in the market for a firm offering impactful strategic advice and practical support to clients whilst giving more back to society and the environment than it took. Prior to co-founding the business, Karl served in executive director roles for Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust and Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority. Before joining the NHS, Karl was a partner at global communications agency, Finsbury. He started his career working at a junior level in politics for both Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP and Hillary Clinton.
What do I feel most proud of?
I’m very proud of my newly acquired puppy-wrangling skills. And that we are growing our business sustainably. I am proud to have brought on board talented people who I respect and value. That proves to me that we are sticking to our principles and doing something right.
What makes me tick?
I want to go to bed tired, knowing I put my energy into helping great people get good ideas off the ground.