Weber Shandwick UK Head of public affairs and corporate finance Jon McLeod bows out after 21 years

Jon McLeod, the chair of Weber Shandwick’s UK corporate, financial and public affairs practice is leaving the company after putting in place various new hires in the areas he oversees.

A former journalist on Public Finance magazine, McLeod joined Weber Shandwick in 1997 and went on to hire John Bercow, then a special adviser to Virginia Bottomley. In recent years he has prepared big-name bankers for select committees and two of his campaigns have each won a Gold PR Lion at Cannes.

Weber Shandwick staff were informed of McLeod’s departure in a statement by CEO Tim Sutton who said: “It is with great sadness, but also considerable gratitude that I have to announce that Jon McLeod is leaving Weber Shandwick later this month after a staggering 21 years with the company.