Jennifer Powers

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Jennifer Powers was a partner at lobbyists Westbourne Communications from April 2011, heading up public affairs and offering strategic advice across Westbourne's accounts. She was later appointed managing director until 2017.

Powers, who has previously worked for the Conservative Party, is currently an associate at Public First, an agency founded in 2016 by her former Westbourne colleague and ex-Conservative government adviser James Frayne. [1]


Westbourne Communications

Powers previously headed Westbourne's energy practice, with particular focus on smart metering and smart grids, as well as the UK gas and electricity market. Her brief there included:

  • Direction of public affairs activity agency-wide
  • Providing senior strategic counsel to clients on reputation management
  • Leader of energy practice
  • Responsibility for new business
  • Management of account managers, account executives and interns [2]

=Previous roles

Before joining Westbourne, Powers was head of corporate affairs at the Energy Saving Trust, starting in 2007. Her responsibilities covered public affairs, media relations and stakeholder management.

Powers has also worked in public affairs for food and beverage company Nestle, the UK Food Standards Agency and TXU Energy, where she again headed the company's public relations work.



  1. Jennifer Powers, company website, undated, last accessed 15 July 2017
  2. Westbourne Communications, 'Jennifer Powers Bio',, accessed 4 November 2015