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Meet the M&F Leadership Team


Brian Gunson

Chairman and Director of Political and Stakeholder Engagement

Brian has over 40 years’ experience working with commercial, public and third sector clients. He specialises in public affairs, strategic communications, stakeholder engagement and issue and crisis management. Brian has worked with commercial organisations in the pharmaceutical, medical diagnostic, charity and food industries.  His public sector work includes relationship building with government departments and arms-length agencies.


Julie Flexen

Managing Director

Julie provides strategic communications counsel for businesses (reputation and brand building) as well as campaigns for change across public, private and voluntary sectors.

She has worked with some of the UK's and indeed the world's largest companies and has been Director in Charge of a number of high profile public sector campaigns in education, learning and skills, environment. health and social issues.  She is proud to have had a hand in over 50 award-winning campaigns.

Julie is responsible for managing the agency network for PR and related services on the creative service framework with The Crown Commercial Service (formerly Government Procurement Service). 


James Hollaway

Head of Practice (Political and Stakeholder Counsel)

James leads a team specialising in healthcare campaigns, supporting a range of commercial, voluntary, public and professional membership organisations.

He has managed a number of award-winning campaigns, including securing free prescriptions in tuberculosis, and raising awareness of alcohol misuse. Most recently he has been managing communications campaigns making the case for hepatitis C testing on reception in prisons, and demonstrating the health inequalities around prostate cancer.

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