Simon Whitehead is the managing director of energy at lobbying firm Hill and Knowlton Strategies.
He previously worked for College Hill.
Views on shale gas in the UK
Whitehead was a speaker at the Shale Gas UK conference in October 2013, where he was forthright about what he felt had gone wrong with frackers' pitch to the public:
- There needs to be an industry-wide, offensive campaign with a fresh new narrative giving more of a brand feel to shale gas developments. Fracking needs a re-brand, perhaps with a ‘kitemark’ for safe developers.”
- Cuadrilla has over-egged the issue. Their claims about gas in place against recoverable reserves are still confused and people don’t really know the answer.”
Contact, Resources and Notes
- Melissa Jones and Andy Rowell, Access all areas: Westminster's (vast) fracking lobby exposed, 29 April 2015.