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John Lehal

John Lehal
Chief executive, Four Public Affairs

John is chief executive of Four’s combined public affairs businesses and sits on our Operating Board.  He is involved in strategy development and providing senior counsel to a range of clients including Paddy Power Betfair, Novartis, Camden Town Business Improvement District, and the Local Government Association.

John established Insight Consulting Group in 2006, growing the business into a top 10 UK public affairs agency before it was acquired by Four Communications Group in January 2017.

Described by the PR Week Power Book as “a leading political comms expert”, John has established many campaigning coalitions and has a track record of developing public policy initiatives that have informed and shaped Government policy.  He is a former parliamentary candidate and in 2015 took a four month sabbatical to serve as campaign director for Andy Burnham is his bid for the leadership of the Labour Party.

John is a Trustee of Intern Aware: the campaign for fair internships, and an Ambassador for Taylor Bennett Foundation.