Chairman and CEO of Chelgate Ltd.
Terence Fane-Saunders is widely regarded as one of the leaders of the international public relations profession. A recognised expert in the management of crises and acute issues, he has worked with corporate, educational and international governmental clients to contain high profile crises on multiple continents. He has also helped many organisations – international and domestic – put precautionary plans in place to prepare for the management of crises or acute issues, should they arise.
Before founding Chelgate in 1988, Terence was chairman and chief executive of Burson-Marsteller, one of the three largest public relations firms in the UK, and served as a member of that company’s international management board. He had earlier served on the worldwide board of Hill and Knowlton Inc., at that time the world’s largest public relations company. Based in New York, he managed 22 Hill and Knowlton offices in Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, while also directing all international business at the world headquarters.
Since 2005, when Chelgate opened its Bucharest office, Terence has visited Romania regularly, and has gained extensive experience of the country and its public relations landscape.