Liam English

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Liam English. Retrieved from his LinkedIn profile page.

Liam English was deputy director of communications and head of media relations at the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury for three-and-a-half years until May 2011. He went on to become associate director for the Australian, Canada and Europe (ACE) region for one of the world’s largest pharma firms Eli Lilly.[1]

In September 2016 English was appointed director of corporate communications at Philip Morris International.


His autobiography states: 'With over fifteen years’ corporate communications experience working in a variety of high-profile and complex organisations such as the BBC, European Commission, HM Treasury and Cabinet Office, I have developed significant capability in leading traditional and social media relations, public affairs, storytelling, change communications, internal communications, stakeholder relations and brand reputation management.' [2]


Phillip Morris International

In September 2016, Philip Morris International (PMI) named Liam English director of corporate communications. [3]

Consultancy firm

Liam English's consultancy firm logo. Retrieved from his LinkedIn profile page.

In October 2014, he established a consultancy offering freelance strategic communications and public affairs support and advice. Contracts included:

  • British pharmaceutical trade body, ABPI. He 'built a story and message house for the organisation and industry on behalf of the CEO';
  • Genus plc., a leading global animal genetics and healthcare company based in the UK. He 'completed a project to design a corporate affairs and communications function for the company. This included preparing the company, and strategic partners, for an announcement of a significant technological breakthrough in porcine healthcare using gene-editing technology.' [2]

Pharmaceutical company

He worked briefly with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations as their Communications Director. His assignment included:

  • Transforming communication operations for the trade association leading EFPIA’s communication team:
  • Acting as a beacon of best practice and consultant to strengthen EFPIA employee communications; building an understanding of the organisational vision and journey and enhancing engagement and the customer experience with members;
  • Improving the communication channels for internal and external communications (eg sharing tools and communication platforms including social media – establishing the new blog PharmaViews.EU);
  • Strengthening collaboration with membership for on-going communication campaigns, to contribute to the successful delivery of priorities;
  • Delivering strategic communication campaigns to increase the positive impact of the voice of the pharmaceutical industry and improve trust and reputation. [2]




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  1. Nadirah Kaba, Whitehall comms chief Liam English lands Eli Lilly job, 24 May 2011,accessed 7 June 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Liam English: profile, LinkedIn, accessed 20 October 2016.
  3. Liam English takes on director of corporate comms role at PMI, Birchwood knight, September 5 2016. Accessed 20 october 2016.