Coulson Partners delivers high-impact advice on corporate strategy, reputation management and communications to CEOs, founders and leaders in the UK and internationally.



With our deep understanding of government, media and business, we bring a unique perspective. And we devise brilliant campaigns that deliver change for our clients and the organisations they lead.



We offer undiluted advice from experts who have been poacher, gamekeeper… and game.


That background means we are the people to help you realise your opportunities and solve your problems.


Discretion is guaranteed: we never leverage the work we do for our clients.


Put simply… we are trusted advisers who have your back.


The Coulson Partners team have held senior roles with the British Government, News UK, Daily Mail and Mail Digital, The Telegraph Group, Rothschild Family Office and the British Library. We are also able to draw on the powerful and varied experience of our adviser and consultant networks.

Andy Coulson, Coulson Partners




Former Downing Street Director of Communications and a lead strategist in the 2010 General Election.


Former Editor of News of the World. Trusted adviser to global CEOs, entrepreneurs and philanthropists.

Jon Steafel, Coulson Partners




More than 25 years in senior editorial leadership roles, including a decade as Daily Mail Deputy Editor.


Strategic adviser to major international businesses and family offices.

Susan Adams, Coulson Partners




Specialist adviser to senior leadership on stakeholder relations and reputation management.


Former Head of Strategy and Policy in the Rothschild Family Office.

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Seasoned CEO and Chairman of five diverse global corporations across 30 years, both private and FTSE PLC 250. Most recently led DC Thomson as Executive Chairman. Previously seconded to the UK Treasury’s Advisory Committee on Scottish Business.

Murdoch MacLennan, Coulson Partners Advisers




One of Britain’s most experienced media executives. Chairman of the PA Media Group, Independent News & Media and also of the Scottish Professional Football League. From 2004 until 2017 Murdoch was CEO of the Telegraph Media Group, after which he served as Deputy Chairman and then as a Non-Executive Director.



The Coulson Partners team are proud to give time providing strategic advice to a number of UK based charities focused on important issues including youth provision and support for military families.


If you or your business would benefit from our independent perspective and you’d like to talk things through on a strictly confidential basis, please contact us on or call +44 (0)203 962 5898.


If you’re interested in joining the team, please email your CV and covering letter to