Our team

Tom Curtin

CEO & Founder

Tom Curtin

CEO & Founder

Tom Curtin is the Chief Executive of Curtin&Co, the company he founded in 2008. He has worked in property and reputation management for more than 25 years. He is a scientist, but then worked in journalism for more than 15 years where he was an editor and publisher in technical and financial media. In property, Tom worked with the estates division of Thames Water plc and headed their press office. After four years in the nuclear industry, he founded Green Issues Communications in 1998, which became a top 50 PR company, with more than 35 consultants. He sold the company in 2006. Tom is the author of Managing Green Issues (Macmillan 2002, 2007), a definitive text on community relations. On reputation, Tom is a visiting professor at IMD in Switzerland, one the world’s leading business schools. He is the lead author of Managing a Crisis(Macmillan 2005).
tomc@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2283

Roger Bright CB

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Roger Bright CB

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Roger was Chief Executive of The Crown Estate from 2001-2011. He has extensive experience of setting strategic direction and leading change in a public body in a competitive commercial environment. He has worked at Board level (both as executive and non-executive) and with ministers and civil servants and has also managed business operations and driven change in a variety of organisations. Roger is used to working in both commercial and politically sensitive environments and is accustomed to public speaking and dealing with the media. Sector experience: commercial property; financial services regulation; social housing; senior civil service (Whitehall and Westminster). Awarded Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2009.
rogerb@curtinandco.com

Catherine Senda

Managing Director

Catherine Senda

Managing Director

Catherine oversees project management and operations to ensure the highest quality of work for our clients. She manages a wide range of strategic projects across the UK which includes a substantial amount of strategic promotion through community consultation, as well as political engagement. She has led the consultation aspects of ground-breaking projects, including the Thame Neighbourhood Plan and the proposal for a new major town centre in Southwark. Catherine has also worked across the Company’s crisis management and PR training courses for senior executives and is the immediate past-Chair of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Construction and Property Special Interest Group (CAPSIG) which sets best practice standards across the industry. catherines@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2282

Nick Stanton OBE

Director

Nick Stanton OBE

Director

Nick was the Liberal Democrat Leader of Southwark Council for eight years until May 2010. During his time as leader, Nick oversaw the development of landmark projects including the Shard, One Tower Bridge and the redevelopment of the Aylesbury Estate.   He remained an active councillor, and sat on the Planning Committee until stepping down from the council in 2014.   Nick has a substantial network of national links and he is a well-known figure of authority throughout the party. nicks@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2289

Sanja Veselinovic

Administration & Finance Director

Sanja Veselinovic

Administration & Finance Director

Sanja has worked in property related businesses for more than 12 years, including leading firms of architects and specialists in computer generated graphics. She is a member of the company’s Advisory Board and handles all matters relating to finance, IT, procurement, HR administration and processes.
sanjav@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2281

Steve Carey

Associate Director (Consultant)

Steve Carey

Associate Director (Consultant)

Steve has over thirty-five years’ experience in corporate public relations and consultancy, where he has a wealth of experience in strategic communications counselling and public affairs advice and media support.   Steve originally worked in local government public relations before transferring to a major City agency’s public affairs team working for a wide range of UK and international clients.   He served as a Liberal Democrat Councillor for twelve years on Hillingdon Borough Council holding positions of Chief Whip and Group Leader and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. stevec@curtinandco.com 020 7399 2295

Dr. Paul Harvey

Associate Director (Consultant)

Dr. Paul Harvey

Associate Director (Consultant)

Paul has a wealth of experience working on projects in London and the South East. Paul has served as an elected member and worked in Local Government in the South East for the last 15 years. Paul stood for Parliament in Basingstoke in 2005 and 2015. Paul previously taught strategy and military history at Kings College, The Defence Academy and is a Doctor of International Politics and Strategic Studies. Deeply involved in community politics, Paul has over 20 years of campaigning experience and understands the importance of working with communities, he understands regeneration and wider masterplanning in a community setting.
paulh@curtinandco.com

Martin Curtis

Associate Director

Martin Curtis

Associate Director

Martin spent 14 years as a Civil Servant and a long period as a senior Cabinet Member of Cambridgeshire County Council including a short time as Leader where he delivered a number of major projects; not least the development of the Cambridge City Deal. As a District Councillor he was Chairman of the Planning Committee for six years.  In 2010, he stood for Parliament for the Conservative Party in Nottingham North, gaining an 8.7% swing from Labour.  He has also been a regional lead peer for the Local Government Association for a number of years. At Curtin&Co Martin uses his strategic understanding of how planning can benefit communities, which he has built up during a long political career, to work on major sites of up to 10,000 homes, as well as working on smaller applications.
martinc@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2752

Alex Wright

Associate Director

Alex Wright

Associate Director

Alex spent several years working for the Conservatives as a Campaign Manager and Agent in both the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Kingston. He was responsible for fighting, and winning, elections and by-elections at every level. Alex secured victory in all his campaigns thanks to his in-depth knowledge of local and regional politics. Alex remains an active member of the Conservative Party with a considerable network of parliamentary, local and central party links. alexw@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2755

Henry Lamprecht

Associate Director

Henry Lamprecht

Associate Director

Henry is a former senior councillor on Enfield Council where he served in senior roles including Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group. Henry has extensive experience in regeneration having served as deputy Chairman of the Housing and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee. He also served as Associate Cabinet member for Regeneration and latterly as Shadow Cabinet member for Regeneration during extensive regeneration in a London Borough. At Curtin&Co Henry has carved out a specialism in large strategic sites and high value sites in London. In addition to planning matters Henry is a specialist in regional and National Government affairs.
henryl@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2285

Sarah Wardle

Associate Director

Sarah Wardle

Associate Director

At Curtin&Co Sarah has secured consent for the first ever family-oriented Private Rented Sector development.   Prior to Curtin&Co Sarah worked for Conservative MPs Andrew Turner and Martin Vickers in their Westminster offices.   During this time, she ran a number of constituency campaigns, as well as being involved in the passage of legislation and thus holds a comprehensive knowledge of Parliament.   Sarah was a lead campaigner for the Sunderland Conservative Party during the 2010 General Election when Sunderland Central was a target seat. Since moving to London Sarah has become actively involved in campaigning for the Conservative Party in West London. sarahw@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2753

David Scane

Associate Director

David Scane

Associate Director

David is an experienced political researcher and campaigner. He worked for the Labour Party at the 2010 General Election at their Central Office before working in Parliament for Andy Slaughter, Shadow Justice Minister and MP for Hammersmith, and Martin Linton, former Labour MP for Battersea. He retains active links within the Labour Party, as well as excellent Parliamentary and Local Government contacts across all parties. David has worked extensively on Curtin&Co’s reputation and crisis management arm coordinating and designing new crisis scenarios and working with clients throughout Europe, North America and Africa.
davids@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2294

Andrew Bingham

Associate Director

Andrew Bingham

Associate Director

Andrew is the former MP for High Peak. Having served on three Select Committees and as a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Department for International Development and Ministry of Defence, he has a deep understanding of the workings of Parliament and central Government. Previously, Andrew spent 12 years on High Peak Council, where he sat on the Planning Committee and chaired the Council’s Development Plan Select Committee, and also ran a successful logistics business across the North West and East Midlands. His blend of public and private sector experience adds real value to our work with developers and communities.
andrewb@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2298

David Shetcliffe

Account Director

David Shetcliffe

Account Director

At Curtin&Co, David works on large strategic sites in the south and southeast. David is instrumental finding new and innovative ways to galvanise support for a planning application by local community groups. Prior to Curtin&Co, he co-wrote Young People’s Policy Agenda for the Mayor of London. David is a Conservative Party Campaigner where during the 2010 General Election, he campaigned on the ground in a difficult marginal and delivered a 7.6% swing to Stuart Andrew and the Conservatives after 13 years in the Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough constituency. Since then he campaigned in the 2015 elections and will be active campaigner in the 2016 London Mayoralty election. Davidshetcliffe@curtinandco.com
0207 399 2296

Robert Laird

Account Manager

Robert Laird

Account Manager

Robert has been a student campaigns organiser and local election candidate for the Norwich Green Party, before going on to work as Constituency Organiser with the Watford Liberal Democrats. In this role, Robert focused on building volunteer and fundraising capacity, as well as providing key campaigning support on by-elections elsewhere in the country. In May 2016, Robert was elected to Watford Borough Council, becoming the first Liberal Democrat councillor to ever be elected in his ward. robertl@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2292

Elizabeth Tomlin

Account Manager

Elizabeth Tomlin

Account Manager

Elizabeth has experience working in the Parliamentary and Constituency offices of Liberal Democrat MPs, Adrian Sanders and Paul Burstow. During this time, Elizabeth was instrumental to their 2015 General Election campaigns, campaigning on the ground to generate community support. Since joining Curtin&Co she has remained an active campaigner for the Sutton and Cheam Liberal Democrats.
elizabetht@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2286

Philip Corthorne

Account Manager

Philip Corthorne

Account Manager

Philip is an experienced elected member in Hillingdon where his executive responsibilities include Social Care, Housing, Health and Wellbeing. He is also a member peer with the Local Government Association and a regular contributor to the planning process as a ward councillor, where he engages frequently with local residents’ groups. Philip’s Professional background is in Human Resources.
Philipc@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2291

Mark Harrison

Account Manager

Mark Harrison

Account Manager

Mark was a Lambeth councillor from 2009-2014, representing Vauxhall and Kennington, an area under intense development pressure. He served as a member of the Strategic Board leading the regeneration of Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea, representing the interests of local residents alongside the Deputy Mayor of London, two council leaders, Transport for London and landowners. He was a member of Lambeth Council's Planning Committee, and has experience representing residents at committee and at a planning inquiry. Mark recently joined Curtin&Co after ten years working in communications roles in the political and charity sectors, including several years as Communications Manager for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, a national charity.

markh@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2287

Sam Nolan

Account Executive

Sam Nolan

Account Executive

Sam is an active campaigner for the Conservative Party, gaining extensive on-the-ground experience as he stood as a councillor for Colchester Borough Council. He has worked on public affairs campaigns across the country and has a First Class Degree and Distinction in his Masters, both in Politics.
samn@curtinandco.com
0207 399 293

Nabeel Sheraz

Account Executive

Nabeel Sheraz

Account Executive

Nabeel has experience of grassroots campaigning in Cumbria, Manchester and Dorset and has been active in a number of high-profile political campaigns. He has also worked in Conservative Central Headquarters and with Bury North MP, David Nuttall. Nabeel therefore has experience in managing sensitive political subjects and working with a diverse set of communities.
nabeels@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2290

Jack Austin

Account Executive

Jack Austin

Account Executive

Jack has recently graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Law. He has been an active campaigner for the Labour Party across the West Midlands for many years, working with local MPs and councils in the area. Jack has also been a Regional Ambassador for the Holocaust Educational Trust and has campaigned across the country for the trust, building relationships within Government and with MPs. He has also participated in local campaigning within the West Midlands for Hope not Hate.

jacka@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2297

Jack Brentnall

Account Executive

Jack Brentnall

Account Executive

Jack has recently joined the firm having completed a Masters in Political Theory at the University of Sheffield. Prior to this he graduated from Sheffield with a BA in Politics. Jack also has experience of working in Parliamentary Offices and campaigning in the East Midlands area. Jack has joined as a member of Curtin&Co’s growing Cambridge office which serves East Anglia and the Midlands.

07714 979 993

Katie Gabriel

Account Executive

Katie Gabriel

Account Executive

Katie is a recent graduate of the University of Leeds with a degree in International Relations. Throughout her time at Leeds she actively campaigned for the Conservative Party, namely through the elected positions of President of the Conservative Society and Vice Chairman of Leeds City Conservatives. Through this she gained much experience with grassroot campaigning, and has established solid contacts with local MPs and Councillors in the Yorkshire region.
katieg@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2299

Emma Davis

Office Support Executive

Emma Davis

Office Support Executive

emmad@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2754

Helen Barrett

New Business Development Manager

Helen Barrett

New Business Development Manager

helenb@curtinandco.com
020 7399 2288