George  Candon

With some 20 years’ experience in international communications, George is a specialist in driving global and regional communications programmes. He enjoys broad expertise across corporate communications, brand and reputation management, crisis comms, political communications and campaigning, strategic media relations, and B2B & B2C communications. 

George is expert in integrated public affairs and relations campaigning, working at the nexus of public affairs and corporate reputation. He helps businesses and organisations navigate and communicate around business-critical issues, often once-in-a-lifetime events that international organisations can face. An international media expert, he has extensive experience in developing and running complex, matricised pan-European and global communications campaigns for major blue-chip companies, and also has considerable experience in corporate reputation and crisis management. 

Before joining H+K in 2019 George was Managing Director and Head of Crisis Management at FTI Consulting in Brussels, before which he was respectively head of communications at International Post Corporation and Director of the consumer practice at Weber Shandwick Belgium. An Irish national, George holds an MSSc in European Politics from the Queen’s University of Belfast and a BA (Mod) Hons in Modern Languages from Dublin University. He has lived and worked in Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland Italy and the UK and speaks English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish to varying degrees of fluency.