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Stewart is a co-founder of the Group. He is also founder and chairman of Crossroads Strategies, a bipartisan, multi-disciplinary federal relations, advocacy and advisory firm based in Washington DC. Stewart has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. He co-founded Federalist Group in 1999, which was acquired by Ogilvy Public Relations (WPP) in 2005. Prior to that, he served as Legislative Director to Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) from 1992-1996, working across defense policy, appropriations and financial services committees.
As well as Chairing PPHC, Simon is Chair of Brit Syndicates and is a Non-Executive Director of Osirium Technology plc and Fairfax International (Barbados) Ltd. Simon also serves on the global advisory boards of Sherpa Management and Entelechy. Until December 2013, he served as group chief executive of RSA Insurance Group plc, a FTSE 100 insurer. Simon also spent 17 years with NatWest Group where he held a number of senior leadership positions, including CEO of NatWest Offshore, Head of US Retail Banking, CEO NatWest Mortgage Corporation (US) and Director of Global Wholesale Markets.
Simon Lee is chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of PPHC.
Bill is a co-founder of the Group. Previously, he was COO and CFO of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (WPP), during which time he oversaw acquisition activity across all global regions. Bill began his business career with Unilever, including as Financial VP of Lever’s Food Division. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as an air traffic controller.
Roel Smits is Chief Financial Officer of PPHC. Roel joined PPHC in May 2022 as Deputy Chief Financial Officer with a strong focus on driving the company’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) agenda. Prior to joining PPHC, Roel spent 10 years in various CFO roles at Kantar, where he most recently was CFO of Kantar Americas. Before joining Kantar, Roel spent 6 years leading the North American M&A team of WPP.
Zachary is a Managing Partner at Forbes Tate Partners, a bipartisan, full-service government and public affairs advocacy firm that became part of PPHC in 2014. Prior to Forbes Tate Partners,he was a founder and managing partner of Cauthen and Associates.
Benjamin has most recently been a political law Partner at international law firm, Jones Day, before retiring in August 2020. Prior to that he served as national counsel to the Bush-Cheney presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2004, as well as the Romney for President campaigns of 2008 and 2012. He joined Patton Boggs, a full-service global law firm, in 1993 after serving eight years as counsel to the Republican National Committee, the Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican Congressional Committee. Benjamin is counsel to the Republican Governors Association.
Benjamin Ginsberg is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
Kimberly was previously senior VP and Chief Communications Officer at CVS Health. She served as global sector chair for Health at Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm. Prior to that, Kimberly spent 16 years with Ogilvy Public Relations, where she held a variety of roles including global health chair and managing director of Ogilvy’s New York public relations business.
Kimberly White is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.