After nine years with the agency, Ogilvy’s former EMEA managing director Iain Bundred has moved to a job in-house, taking up the role of YouTube’s head of public policy for UK and Ireland.
Bundred will be the UK and Ireland lead for all policy issues relating to YouTube. In his new role he will be working with the wider Google government affairs and public policy teams in London and Dublin, as well as the YouTube leadership teams in the UK, the EU and the US.
Before joining Ogilvy in 2011, Bundred was the spokesperson for Prime Minister Gordon Brown. His career began as a Labour Party press officer and then being a special advisor in the Department for Work and Pensions.
When he joined Ogilvy it was as head of corporate and public affairs, becoming PR managing director of EAME corporate, and then EMEA managing director in 2017. Recently he has become particularly involved in countering disinformation campaigns, helping institutions respond to coordinated attacks from state-like actors. He has also advised governments across the EMEA region, including administrations such as the UN's Climate Change secretariat, Dubai's Expo2020 board and Jordan's Prime Ministry.