About me

I’m the vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) - the largest membership organisation for PR professionals in Europe. I served as president in 2017, and I'm also a Fellow of the Institute, a Founding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Chartered Marketer. I'm a guest lecturer at several universities, and a visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University.

As a conference speaker and consultant, I've addressed audiences in Egypt, Germany, Iran, Mexico, Oman, Poland and Saudi Arabia. I'm available for hire for after-dinner talks and speeches through Specialist Speakers.

News, interviews, speeches

17th October 2017 - I was delighted to be a keynote speaker at the Narrative Summit in Cairo for the second year in a row, covered by several TV news stations.

23rd June 2017 - The Bournemouth Supremacy

21st June 2017 - MacKenzie opens new PR office for Bottle in Bournemouth (PR Week)

4th April 2017 - 'Signs of a Paradigm Shift to Populism' at the European Communications Convention in Munich

3rd April 2017 - interview with Gorkana

9th March 2017 - Ethics first for PR - Communicate magazine

20th February 2017 - interview with The Daily Telegraph on PR for small businesses

1st January 2017 - interview with PR Careers

15th December 2016 - MacKenzie leaves Liquid (PR Week)

23rd May 2016 - 'The Future of PR' at the CIPR EA Best PRactice Conference at Cambridge University

3rd November 2015 - CIPR election result (Birmingham Post)

2nd November 2015 - CIPR election result (BL Global)