John Lehal

Managing Director of ICG (Insight Consulting Group)

With over fifteen years’ experience in public affairs and politics, John has advised a number of leading companies and organisations on their government relations and communications strategies. A former Parliamentary Candidate, following the 1997 election John worked in Parliament as a Researcher before moving into consultancy. He launched ICG in 2006, having gained extensive experience running UK and international strategic communications programmes.

John frequently speaks at conferences and seminars on issues relating to politics and public policy and has been recognised by Total Politics magazine as one of the UK’s leading lobbyists. He writes regularly for the media on issues such as civil service reform, Parliamentary Committees and public sector reform, including for The Times, Huffington Post, and Public Finance. He writes a column on politics for PR Week and provides pro bono support to several charities.

John chaired an independent Commission on behalf of the PRCA on Diversity & Broadening Access to the PR industry, and the report made 30 recommendations for implementing across the industry. He is a Trustee of Intern Aware: the campaign for fair internships.