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James Gater


Global Advisory


James is a strategic communications specialist with a particular interest in complex organisations and crisis.

His work focuses on resolving communications issues for governments and multinational operations in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East, alongside the implementation of change, capacity and resilience-building programmes. Prior to joining Bell Pottinger, a decade in the Royal Navy included periods as British Forces spokesman and leading NATO’s Afghan press office. He maintains his Naval links as a Special Adviser to the Royal Navy’s Head of Communications, advising the service on matters of strategy, continuous improvement and research.