Some of the feedback I have received from clients and colleagues:

  • Market in Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Market in Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Cly has been a trusted advisor and support to me for more than 10 years, on a wide variety of projects, mainly in my role as Vice President of International Government Relations and Public Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company. Most recently, she played a central role in setting up then leading the Company’s three-year global partnership with the Red Cross Red Crescent. In all of this work, Cly has consistently provided invaluable insight and leadership. She combines a deep understanding of the global stakeholder environment with a sharp ability to envision and articulate a strategy. And her commitment and engaging personality allow her to quickly gain trust across organizational boundaries and work as an integral part of a team. Afzaal Malik, Vice President for Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Mars Chocolate

  • Wat Pho Temple, Bangkok

    Detail, Wat Pho Temple, Bangkok

    Cly has been a great asset to the IFRC’s partnership-building work. What stands out is her ability to take our initial ideas about what we want to achieve, absorb a lot of input from a wide range of people, and then create a clear, well-structured business plan and documents to help guide the organisation. And in the process, everyone feels heard. In a complex global network like ours this is an invaluable service. She also works fluidly across sectors, understanding the perspective and language of both business and the public and civil sectors.  Olaug Bergseth, Strategic Partnerships and International Relations, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

  • Cly was an unusual student at our Institute. She came from outside the field of archaeology, bringing both a passion for cultural heritage and significant experience in the fields of international public policy and business. With this perspective, and exceptional analytical and writing skills, she produced papers that asked some new and challenging questions about our work as stewards of heritage. I believe that this broader perspective is critical to ensuring a sustainable future for our heritage resources. I hope that she will continue her work in this field, whether in an academic or a professional capacity. Kathyrn Walker Tubb, Conservator and Lecturer, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
  • Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Cly has a special talent for strategic writing. You throw a lot of ideas and information at her, and she makes sense of it all, turning it into a coherent strategy and compelling documents that allow you to move a project forward. Combining this with her public policy background and experience working in markets around the world, she has continued to be a valued consultant to me and others in the global Coca-Cola system. Sonya Soutus, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, The Coca-Cola Company

  • I have worked with Cly both as a colleague at The Coca-Cola Company and later as a consultant, primarily in my capacity as Vice President of Public Affairs for Coca-Cola Europe & Eurasia. She was one of the most experienced and talented public affairs and communications professionals I worked with. When I hired her to conduct a study of our community activities in Europe, she produced a truly groundbreaking document that put these activities in the context of the rapidly evolving field of CSR and became a core reference work for our global business. Her analytical capabilities and insight into broader societal issues helped her make a genuine contribution to the business. And her energy and humour helped her to engage people and made her a delight to work with. Nehl Horton, Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer, MillerCoors
  • Covered market, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

    Covered market, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

    I worked with Cly in my position as President of Ecolab Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA). She was contracted to support me and the communications team on a critical business transformation project. With little previous knowledge of Ecolab’s business, she came on board, quickly absorbed the issues, and got to know our people and challenges. Cly played an instrumental role in helping me and the senior executive team present a clear and compelling case for a complex restructuring to Ecolab management, the board and investors. Cly is a top-notch communications professional, who is also a true pleasure to work with.  Phil Mason, former President, Ecolab Europe, Middle East, Africa

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