Meet The Team

Allan Briggs
Asia-Pacific, Europe & North America
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Allan Briggs is founder and CEO of Crisis Shield. His experience is steeped in high profile crisis and emergency situations, read on.

Astrid Leslie
Strategy & Client Services
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Astrid is a solution-focused practitioner with strong capabilities in evidence-based strategic planning, evaluation, research and writing, read on

Shannan Robinson
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With experience in operations, communications, and media relations, Shannan has worked for clients from numerous industries, read on.

Senior Communications Advisor
Philip Kent-Hughes
Crisis Management Consultant
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Philip brings capabilities and experience in security, military, training, crisis and emergency management consulting, read on.

Saskia Clapton
Office Coordinator
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Saskia keeps the Crisis Team team in line, with strong capabilities in operations, finance and administration. 

Michelle Wang
Crisis Communication Intern
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Michelle is a current Masters of Communication student helping the team with research, writing, case studies, video editing and design work, read on.

Georgia Comensoli
Journalist / Media Advisor
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Georgia is an experienced journalist and story teller, working in newsrooms across the State, read on.

Bridget Mullahy
Crisis Communications Consultant
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Bridget has 20 years of international experience in public relations and marcomms positions where she's built a solid reputation, read on

Jesse Spezza
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Creative thinking entrepreneur Jesse Spezza has been a professional photographer for over eight
years, read on

Ian Beaumont
Senior Communications Consultant
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Ian brings 30 years of communications experience in the UK market, including key roles at Number 10 Downing Street and the Metropolitan Police Service, read on.

Pip Brown
Senior Crisis Consultant
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Pip is an experienced crisis management professional with 21 years in the aviation industry include key roles within the British Airways Crisis Management Team, read on.

Rachael Finley
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Rachael is a logical, methodical communications professional skilled in crisis communication, media relations and social media strategy, read on.

Shane Vaughan
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Shane is an experienced communications specialist who has held high-profile roles across government, read on.