Managing Director of Insignia Communications
Jonathan Hemus founded Insignia to provide communication consultancy which makes a demonstrable difference to an organisation’s success. As such he is passionate about the power of communication at the heart of a business to build and protect reputation. He is a trusted counsellor for the directors and CEOs with whom he works.
Jonathan is an experienced communication counsellor with over 20 years’ experience providing reputation management advice and training to world leading organisations and brands. He is known for his specialist expertise in crisis communication and is a highly regarded trainer and coach.
Before launching Insignia in 2008, he was for ten years leader of top international PR consultancy Porter Novelli’s UK corporate practice and global leader of its crisis and issues management practice.
At Insignia he has developed plans and delivered training to prevent and prepare for crisis, and advised organisations in the midst of major incidents and issues. He has advised organisations including Diageo, Disney, the International Cricket Council, Lafarge, Novartis, Procter and Gamble, PwC across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America
Jonathan is a regular media commentator on reputation management matters having featured on Sky News, BBC TV and radio, Al Jazeera, CNN, The Times of London and a wide range of international, regional and sector-specific media. He has also spoken on reputation management, crisis communication, PR and reputational risk management at national and international conferences and events.
When not at work, you will find him pounding the streets in a forlorn quest to beat his time in the 2013 Manchester Marathon, grumbling about the fortunes of his beloved Aston Villa or sipping a refreshing beer at a cricket ground in England or beyond.