Hugo Fitzgerald

Hawthorn Advisors

Managing Director and Head of Political Advisory

Hugo Fitzgerald has over 17 years’ experience advising some of the world’s largest public and private companies on reputation management, media relations, crisis situations and political communications. He started his career as an adviser in the UK Houses of Parliament, later working for the Conservative Party on a series of election campaigns. Previously at Finsbury, Fitzgerald has advised board members at BAA, Costa Coffee, Innocent, G4S, Bombardier, FirstGroup, easyJet, EY, Oracle, Daily Mail & General Trust, British Gas and Whitbread. Significant projects included the award-winning campaign for Crossrail, advising VW following the 2015 diesel emissions scandal and AstraZeneca in its successful defence against Pfizer’s £68bn hostile approach.