Our People

Discover our global team: Cultivating a tapestry of expertise from around the world our consultants bring diverse backgrounds and skills – from PR, digital marketing, finance, to legal, they have roots spanning countries such as the US, Malaysia, India, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Our united insights empower clients through a mosaic of unique perspectives.

The Team

In particular, we have focused on attracting consultants with first-class financial PR and corporate reputation management experience who have advised some of the world’s leading companies, and younger executives with outstanding potential. We also have at our disposal consultants in digital communications disciplines, such as search engine optimisation (SEO), social media, marketing strategy and app development.

This ensures that whatever our client’s needs, we can field a team that will provide the best advice and execution.

Richard Morgan Evans

Founder and CEO

Richard co-founded Sapience Communications after working for a multi-discipline UK communications consultancy, where he was the MD of the Financial Division, and previous careers in the media and investment banking.

Richard also has a degree at Cambridge University in Law, where he subsequently was called to the Bar and then completed a post-graduate course in periodical journalism at London’s City University.

Louisa Nairne

Associate Director and Head of Business Dev.

Louisa joined Sapience Communications having previously worked for a leading broadcasting company, where she helped to launch a news, medical and lifestyle channel across six regions in Europe, on a total of 18 platforms.

Prior to this, she was involved in marketing, content development and media relations for a range of organisations, including The Bath Literature Festival, Dorothy House and The Bath Film Festival.

Jessica Tabaqchali

Associate Director

Jessica rejoined Sapience Communications as an Associate Director after two years working in the Middle East with a strategic communications consultancy, where she worked across a range of corporate and government accounts.

Jessica has extensive experience in the development and implementation of communications strategy, content development, media relations and in-depth research and analysis.

Sergio Cortes Allsop

Account Director

Before joining Sapience, Sergio worked for a variety of public affairs, finance, technology, and third-sector clients over the last five years.

His previous roles have been at the United Nations HQ in New York, where he helped launch organisational reviews across all UN missions, as joint-speechwriter to government ambassadors, and on election campaigns within local politics.

Sergio works across our financial, technology and food/drink clients including Edison Group.

Georgia Vosper

Senior Account Manager

Georgia is a Senior Account Manager at Sapience.

Her previous role was with one of Asia Pacific’s leading PR firms. Her experience spans such sectors as Technology, MedTech, ESG, and Energy. Georgia’s expertise lies in her ability to think critically and creatively and she has strong client relationship and content development skills.

Georgia holds a Bachelor of Laws  and a Bachelor of Arts in Media & Communications from the University of Otago, NZ.

Jessica Morris

Senior Account Manager

Jessica joins the Sapience team as a Senior Account Manager, with experience across corporate and consumer PR agencies. She has worked for clients across a range of sectors, such as health, property, sustainability, FMCG and finance.

Jessica’s previous role was with one of Australasia’s most highly awarded PR agencies. Her strengths lie in understanding business objectives and consumer behaviour, content development, and knowing what makes a good story.

She holds a Bachelor of Communications in Public Relations from Auckland University of Technology, NZ.

Stephen Ong

Senior Account Executive

Stephen is a Senior Account Executive at Sapience, working across a broad range of clients in sectors such as healthcare, finance, and technology. Prior to joining Sapience, Stephen gained relevant experience in communications through a PR internship focusing on copywriting and digital marketing.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts hons in English Literature from the University of Exeter, which included a year abroad at University College Utrecht studying liberal arts.

Juliette Alliata

Senior Account Executive

Juliette is a Senior Account Executive at Sapience.

Prior to joining Sapience, she worked as a Senior Account Executive at a strategic PR firm focusing on reputation and crisis management. She specialised in media and data analysis.

Juliette holds a BSc in International Business from Pepperdine University, US, and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Caruso School of Law.

Lucy Igoe

Senior Account Executive

Lucy joins the Sapience team with a background spanning both government and private sectors.

Her expertise includes sponsorship and partnership facilitation, media relations, crisis management and event coordination.

Lucy holds a Bachelor of Business in Public Relations from Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Travis Pilling

Junior Account Executive

Travis Pilling is a Junior Account Executive at Sapience.

Prior to joining Sapience, Travis worked as a columnist and copy-editor for various student journals, and at the National Archives.

He holds an MA hons in History from the University of Edinburgh and also an MSt in History from the University of Oxford.

Patrick Sanders

Junior Account Executive

Patrick Sanders joined Sapience as a Junior Account Executive working across sectors such as healthcare, social care, property, and technology.

Prior to joining Sapience Patrick worked in real estate part time while studying and spent two years as the primary event organiser and social media manager for his university sports and leisure societies, managing small to medium scale events of up to 100 people.

Patrick holds a BA in History as well as an MA in Early Modern History from the University of York.

Ase Anifowose

Junior Account Executive

Ase Anifowose joined Sapience as a Junior Account Executive working across sectors such as healthcare, property, and technology.

Prior to joining Sapience, Ase worked as a tutor and college assistant at her university. She spent three years in multiple society leadership positions including a year as the president of her sports society, organising events and managing the club accounts.

Ase holds a LLB in Law as well as an LLM in Law from the University of York.

Thomas Smith

Junior Account Executive

Thomas Smith is a Junior Account Executive at Sapience Communications working across various sectors such as finance and technology.

Prior to joining Sapience, Thomas worked in recruitment supporting clients in the UK and US markets. During his time there, his specialism was in strategic transformation hires in the consulting space. 

Thomas has a BA in Modern History and an MA in International Relations from the University of Exeter.

Sanjana Chawla

Senior Digital Marketing Executive

Sanjana is a Senior Digital Marketing Executive at Sapience, working on social media, strategic content and marketing initiatives.

Prior to joining Sapience, Sanjana worked as a content writer in India and later as the head of digital marketing at a recruitment firm in the UK. She specialises in storytelling, crafting creative social media campaigns, email marketing and lead generation.

She graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a MSc in Literature and Modernity.

James Dyson

Senior Consultant

James joined Sapience Communications as a senior consultant in 2021 after more than 30 years working in the UK, Singapore, China and Hong Kong as a business journalist, editor and manager in the news and public relations business.

James previously worked for two years in the UK for his own company and, before that, for eight years with FleishmanHillard Hong Kong.

Before switching to PR, he worked for over 20 years as a reporter/editor for Dow Jones Newswires in London, Singapore and Beijing. In China, he worked for 10 years in a management role.

Toby Mason

Digital Marketing Consultant

Toby is a Senior Consultant with Sapience Communications, specialising in all aspects of digital media with specifically 10 years of experience in online marketing solutions.

Toby has been an integral part of Sapience Communications’s online media operations since the firm’s inception by providing dedicated support and digital strategic advice to various SC clients.

Toby started his career at the world’s first online auction company iCollector.com and together with his role at Sapience Communications, is a director at Totally Digital, part of Totally Group.

James Wildman


James has worked independently for 25 years as a successful graphic designer, specialising in advertising, branding and corporate communications. Alongside his graphic design services, James is also a website designer and photographer.

James’ experience includes book and magazine designing and for over ten years he held the Art Editor position for international sports magazine Polo Times.

James has previously supported Sapience in its website development.

Keyur Patel

Independent Writer & Consultant

Keyur is an independent writer and consultant, specialising in economics and financial services. The author of detailed (20-50 page) reports for research and economic intelligence organisations, he has published five papers for the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, and is co-author of the CSFI’s latest Banana Skins surveys on banking and insurance, in association with PwC – a gold standard of global risk assessment in the finance industry.

Keyur advises companies, both in the UK and internationally, on producing distinctive and rigorous research. He writes features and analysis for many of the UK’s leading publishers, and was formerly Marjorie Deane Fellow at the Financial Times.  He is a graduate in Economics from University College London.

Grahame Cook

Non-Executive Director

Grahame Cook has over 18 years’ experience in investment banking, advising on a wide number of mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions in the US and in the UK, eg the electricity privatisation IPOs in the UK and the acquisition of Barclays Global Investors by Barclays.

Since 2003 he has been a serial investor and non-executive director. He is the chairman of Sinclair Pharma plc, MDY plc and Davall Gears Limited; chairman of a specialist private equity fund, Epi-V and a non-executive director of another specialist private equity fund, C5 Capital.

Grahame is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Arthur Andersen and holds a double first honours degree from Oxford University.

Peter Brooks


Peter Brooks has over 27 years’ experience in mid-market UK private equity. He has completed over 30 direct transactions and has strong experience in support, business services and outsourcing as well as buy & build roll-outs. Current particular interest is acceleration capital for SaaS and cloud computing applications.

He has held senior positions at a number of leading private equity houses. These include LDC, the PE arm of Lloyds Banking Group, where he was the MD of the London team and Sovereign Capital, where he was the CEO.

His business and investment experience has been invaluable in Sapience’s growth since its foundation. He is currently managing partner of FB Capital Ltd.

Martyn Rose


Martyn Rose is one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs. He brings business acumen and a singular record of taking a considerable number of early stage start-ups and growing them into successful commercial enterprises. He has built some of the finest companies in their sectors over the past few decades.

At the age of 34 he became chairman of his first publicly listed company and has, since that time, been chairman of over twenty five public and private companies. At present he is chairman of six companies within print software, online academic research, household products manufacture, fine art, engineering and financial services. These are all companies that he has either co-founded or joined at an early stage to develop the businesses.

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