Kevin Bell is the Worldwide President of Burson-Marsteller. He plays a principal leadership role across Burson-Marsteller’s practices and geographies to help bring the highest quality professional services to our clients and enhance our ability to continue to strengthen and grow the firm.
Over the past 25 years, Bell has counseled clients across many industries in every region of the world and has supported some of the world’s leading companies, including Aviva, BG, Procter & Gamble and Tata Consultancy Services. In addition, he has been an adviser to several senior Conservative Party politicians in the UK – a number of whom are now senior cabinet ministers in the current government – and has counseled various ministers of government and parliamentarians across Europe, North Africa and Asia. Before joining Burson-Marsteller, Bell was Executive Chairman of public affairs consultancy Maitland Political where he ran the Public Affairs Practice working on behalf of clients such as Fleurette Group of Companies, NATS and Spire Healthcare. Before that, he was the Regional President for UK, Africa and the Middle East for FleishmanHillard where he supported clients such as British Airways and Scottish Power. He ran the global inward investment campaign for the Government of Egypt, and has advised the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi. Bell is a Trustee of the Institute of Economic Affairs. He is a recipient of numerous PRWeek Awards and was named Outstanding Contributor in the Public Affairs News Awards in 2011.
Earlier in his career, Kevin was a founding Director of Westminster Strategy, one the leading public affairs agencies of the middle 1980s-1990s and a breeding ground for many of today’s senior industry consultants. Kevin is a Trustee of the Institute of Economic Affairs, a Trustee of the Children’s Charity, Shooting Star Chase and a Trustee of the Fundraising Board of Age UK. He is a recipient of numerous PRWeek Awards and was named Outstanding Contributor in the Public Affairs News Awards in 2011.