James Lundie

Group Managing Director, Edelman’s Corporate & Financial

James is Group Managing Director of Edelman’s Corporate & Financial division in London, and has advised some of the world’s major businesses and business leaders on their corporate positioning and strategic communications.

James has more than 17 years’ experience in communications, having joined Edelman in 2003, after seven years in parliament as a senior adviser to Liberal Democrat leaders Paddy Ashdown and Charles Kennedy. Before starting his current role, James ran Edelman’s Reputation and Risk Advisory offer and before that was the Managing Director of Edelman’s award winning 20-strong Public Affairs division.

An expert in strategic communications, he specializes in issues management, reputation management and citizenship. James has worked with executives at the most senior levels of major businesses in dealing with high profile and sometimes contentious issues.

James’ current and recent clients include Microsoft, Alfa Group, News Corporation, Alliance Bank and Diageo. He has advised leading global business figures including Rupert and James Murdoch, Sheldon Adelson and Petr Aven. James leads all of Edelman’s global communications and engagement for MalalaYousafzai, the Pakistani teenager and education activist shot by the Taliban.