Philip Walters has over 15 years’ experience in strategic and corporate communications, crisis management, and investor relations. He advises the C-suite on complex multi-stakeholder situations at a range of domestic and international clients across multiple sectors. He has worked on some of the most complex, cross border transactions, including SABMiller during its acquisition by AB InBev, as well as numerous domestic and international IPOs and shareholder activism situations. Prior to joining Prosek, Philip spent 14 years at Finsbury Glover Hering, based in London. He is a graduate from Durham University with a BA (Hons) in Anthropology.
Q & A
What are you most proud of in your career?
Supporting clients during some of the most complex, high profile transactions and other business critical situations and the close friendships with colleagues, clients and journalists I’ve made over the years.
Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
I once met Prince William at a pub in Cornwall.
How would your mother describe you?
I think she would say I am a good egg, who doesn’t call home enough.
What are your greatest strengths as a communications practitioner?
My goal is to help clients navigate critical business challenges and influence the business environment through good communications, so they can achieve their strategic objectives. This requires first-rate analysis, judgment and execution so as advisor, you can become a trusted member of their team.
What is your favorite food?
Anything which comes with a “special sauce”.
Describe your perfect client.
One that demands the best and sees the opportunities and possibilities from good communications.
What three hobbies or activities do you enjoy most?
As I learned during the pandemic, almost everything I couldn’t do during the national lockdown.
What’s your favorite part of the workday?
Those exciting moments when a team first comes up with the solution to support a client during a critical business situation.
Who would play you in the movie version of your life?
Tom Hardy, because every movie uses poetic licence.
What is your favorite quote?
“Never let a good crisis go to waste”, Winston Churchill.