Celia Stewart

Senior Consultant, UK

Celia is a Senior Consultant at Rud Pedersen's London office and brings both political and media expertise to her role. She advises clients across international markets from a range of sectors, including shipping, telecommunications and agriculture. Her recent first-hand experience of working at the heart of the British Government as a Civil Servant and, initially, as a journalist, enables her to provide strategic advice to clients who are seeking to build political capital in the UK or strengthen their communications and media relations.

Prior to joining Rud Pedersen, Celia worked at various government departments, including the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Justice. Her experience of working on both Operation Yellowhammer - the Government's contingency planning for a 'no-deal' Brexit - and in the busy communications team at the Ministry of Justice, have equipped her with a wealth of experience in crisis communications. Celia's final role at the Civil Service was as a Senior Policy Adviser at Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), for which she was responsible for the weekly briefings of ministers and was able to expand her network not only within Whitehall, but also within the legal sector.

Celia started her career as a journalist, having qualified with a Masters degree from the prestigious journalism course at City, University of London. She went on to work for TI Media and has written for a range of 'Tier 1' publications, including The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian.