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.

Shubhi Grover

Account Director

Shubhi is an award-winning PR and Communications expert.

With a masters in communications from the London School of Economics, she has managed projects across APAC, US, UK, and Europe.

She has led the rebranding of multiple B2B businesses and successfully launched various consumer-facing platforms including OTT apps, satellite TV channels, web series, and films. Her expertise has kept these companies relevant in the dynamic entertainment industry.

Juliette Alliata

Account Manager

Juliette is an Account Manager 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.

Stephen Ong

Senior Account Executive

Stephen is a Senior Account Executive at Sapience.

Prior to joining Sapience, he did an internship at a PR firm focusing on copywriting and digital marketing.

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

Alice Lim

Senior Account Executive

Alice is a Senior Account Executive at Sapience.

Alice worked at an integrated PR firm, focusing on financial and professional services. She specialises in media relations, thought leadership, and issues management across both US & UK markets.

Alice holds a BA in Media and Journalism with a second major in Peace, War and Defense from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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 technology, finance and property.

Prior to joining Sapience Patrick worked in real estate part time while studying, and organised events for his sports and leisure societies.

He 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 is a Junior Account Executive at Sapience.

Prior to joining, she worked as a college assistant at her university. She spent 3 years in multiple society leadership positions including as president of her sports society.

Ase holds an LLB and LLM in Law from the University of York.

Thomas Smith

Junior Account Executive

Thomas Smith is a Junior Account Executive at Sapience working across sectors such as finance, healthcare and real estate.

Prior to joining Sapience Communications, he worked in recruitment across the United Kingdom and US markets. He specialises in strategic transformation hires in the consulting space. 

Thomas has a Bachelor of Arts in Modern History and an Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Exeter.

Hugo Bardsley

Junior Account Executive

Hugo Bardsley is a Junior Account Executive at Sapience.

Prior to joining Sapience, he worked at a leading PR agency focused on the tech and AI sector and recently wrote a thesis on the role of technology in altering the human experience of the world. He was also a part of his university’s debating team.

Hugo holds a BA hons in Philosophy from the University of Manchester.

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 this, she worked as a content writer and later as the head of digital marketing at a recruitment firm. She specialises in storytelling, crafting creative social media campaigns, and lead generation.

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

Irina Bond

Senior Consultant Middle East & India

Irina has had a successful career in both financial services and, more recently, the healthcare sector. Her early roles were at leading financial institutions, such as the EBRD and Barclays Capital.

She followed this by founding a successful healthcare business, which attracted a number of high-profile and celebrity clients and helped her further enhance her business development and marketing skills. Irinia is based in Dubai.

Iain Allison

Board Adviser Middle East & India

Previously Iain was Paypal’s Senior Director, International Business Development. He has broad business experience, having worked with a range of blue-chip business, including HSBC and the UK’s Channel 4 Television where he was a senior executive in the Marketing Division.

Currently based in Dubai he has also lived and worked in Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Iain is a graduate of London Business School.

James Dyson

Senior Consultant

James joined Sapience 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.

James Wildman

Designer

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.

Toby Mason

Digital Marketing Consultant

Toby Mason is a Senior Consultant with Sapience Communications.

He specialises in all aspects of digital media with specifically 10 years of experience in online marketing solutions and SEO.

He has been an integral part of Sapiences’ online media operations since the firm’s inception by providing dedicated support and digital advice.

Toby started his career at the world’s first online auction company and is also a director at Totally Digital, part of Totally Group.

Keyur Patel

Independent Writer & Consultant

Keyur is an independent writer and consultant, specialising in economics and financial services. He has published five papers for the CSFI, part of the London Institute of Banking & Finance.

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 has also advised the London Stock Exchange on the creation of its TechMark growth segment which includes a number of technology and tech rich healthcare company boards, both listed and unlisted.

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

Peter Brooks

Shareholder

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

Chairman

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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