James Stevens provides senior counsel to clients in the chemicals, pharmaceutical, energy and broader manufacturing sectors.
James has over fifteen years of experience of supporting both corporations and industry bodies in their government relations, public affairs and communications activities in Brussels and Washington D.C. In 2014, James was named by his peers as European Public Affairs Practitioner of the Year.
Prior to joining Rud Pedersen he built the public affairs practice of FleishmanHillard in Brussels. Leading a team of over 30 consultants, James advised clients on both legislative and regulatory advocacy campaigns around issues that operate at the nexus between regulation, science and public opinion.
He thrives on developing winning integrated campaigns that combine direct advocacy on technical files with broader public affairs tools such as paid, earned, shared and owned media and third-party mobilization.