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Stephen Ballard

Stephen is the Managing Director of BCM Public Relations and has spent 30 years managing PR across a number of sectors. His experience is truly international working in all major markets world-wide. Managing the PR for major blue chip clients and some of the largest and most prestigious events in the world.

His experience embraces both internal employee and external stakeholder communication to governments and the industry and spans across the media community that serve those markets at a local, regional and international level.

His network extends across those industry journalists, news correspondents, commentators and analysts that report across numerous sectors and regions. With a detailed understanding of the media news agenda, Stephen is able to link company and event news to that of the “media agenda” thereby generating sustained publicity coverage.

With very specific crisis communication experience Stephen has managed four major international incidents, providing support and strategic council, plus day-to-day crisis management response. As a recognised expert in the field he has developed crisis communication plans for two international organisations and regularly lectures on the subject.

In addition, Stephen provides media training and has managed the PR for key industry events including Asian Oil and Gas Conference, OTC Asia, Gastech, IPTC, WGC, LNG, CTCE, StockExpo, EGC, ERTC, ADID, LARTC, EGC, Africa Oil Week and NAPEC.