Richard Peel – a senior communications professional for more than 25 years – established a new consultancy, RPPR, at the start of 2006, majoring on strategic communications; crisis management; media training; public affairs and public relations.
Richard has been a Director with blue chip organisations such as the Independent Television Commission (ITC) and the Audit Commission (AC) and spent 10 years as
the Controller of Communication for BBC News. He was also the first Director of Corporate Affairs for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). He held a similar post with Camelot
Group plc, the operator of the UK's National Lottery, when it secured its Third Licence bid.
He has extensive contacts in Government, Parliament, the Civil Service, Royalty, all the leading broadcasters, the national newspapers and amongst key opinion
formers. His network is strengthened through his fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and membership of the Chartered Institute of
He is also a Fellow of the Royal Television Society (RTS) and has judged their Journalism Awards on a number of occasions. He is a lifetime member of
the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), an alumina of the London Business School and a Council member and director of
the Media Society. Richard is a member of the European Centre for Public Affairs (ECPA) and has attended their events in Brussels and
Strasbourg. He is a Director and Trustee of Youth Music and an advisor on communications to the Rennie Grove
Through his work running communication teams and managing change in dynamic organisations Richard can draw on specialist support in events management; website
development; brand management and design and lobbying.