Hillier Consulting advises start-ups, executive boards and CEOs, shaping and guiding corporate narrative and devising engagement strategies to help secure corporate and business objectives. Scanning the horizon, we identify risk and turn potential challenge to opportunity and advantage.
The consultancy’s director of communications and corporate affairs is Andrew Hillier. Andrew served as Director of Communications and chief officer with the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), Aberdeenshire unitary authority, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the City of Westminster where he established the UK’s
highest profile and most successful local government communications department.
With an early background as communications specialist in the fossil-fuel and nuclear energy sector and as communications adviser to the UK Forensic Science Service, Andrew was also consultant to London’s Metropolitan Police.
In veterinary health matters, Andrew has led best practice communications strategies for Foot and Mouth disease, outbreaks of H1N1 (swine flu), H5N1 (avian influenza), EHV (Equine Herpes Virus) and Bluetongue.
Communications leadership responsibilities have included the infamous murder of Philip Lawrence, public order and safety at Notting Hill Carnival, the ‘Homes for Votes’ Westminster gerrymandering and MPs expenses scandals.
Andrew led the communications and media team for the national public funeral for Diana, Princess of Wales. A member of the Public Relations and Communications Association, Chartered Institute of Journalists and of the European Association of Communications Directors, he is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations where he served as Greater London Chairman and CIPR National Council member.