Experience at the highest levels of business & politics
Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of communicating some of the most consequential moments of the last decade. From royal events and seismic political campaigns, to major IPOs and corporate crises; I have established a successful track record performing in high-stakes, high-pressure environments.
In 2019, I was appointed as a senior aide to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and led the Cabinet Minister's personal media and communications during the re-negotiation of the Withdrawal Agreement and the UK's subsequent departure from the EU.
Following a Cabinet re-shuffle, I fulfilled a similar role advising the Chief Secretary to the Treasury during the COVID-19 pandemic, a time of unprecedented economic intervention from the Government.
Prior to working in Westminster and Whitehall, I co-founded a successful and award-winning PR agency and made a profitable exit from the company following the acquisition of my shareholding. During this time, I was named in PR Week's '30 under 30'.
As a consultant, I've become a trusted adviser to senior politicians, world leaders and high-profile CEOs on reputation management and profile-raising. Operating discreetly across multiple strategic communications disciplines, I work with influential organisations and individuals to shape perceptions, enhance reputations and solve problems.
I regularly share my commentary on current affairs with global media outlets, including The Times, BBC and Forbes. If you'd like to get in touch, please send an email or DM via Twitter.
Leon Emirali with Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education
Leon Emirali delivering a keynote address
in June 2018
Leon Emirali with Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Leader of the Commons
A selection of major organisations and institutions I've worked with :