Kevin Traverse-Healy, DL, MA, FIPR is strategy consultant to the UK government; the principal of the London based PR consultancy, Traverse-Healy Consult; and a shareholder in financial PR and marketing consultancy Astrolabe Communications.
He was previously a consultant and senior trainer for Communication Skills Europe/GroupeDemos and the director of the Centre for Public Affairs Studies. Earlier in his career, Kevin Traverse-Healy was a director of the Charles Barker group of PR, investor and advertising companies and managing director of its corporate PR division, Charles Barker Traverse-Healy.
Having studied Law, he first entered PR with the British Oxygen Company before starting a corporate, financial and crisis management consultancy with Michael Regester in 1980. His clients have included many quoted companies and financial institutions, including a number of banks and investment houses.
From 1995-1996 he was the corporate communication advisor to the largest Arab bank, The National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia. Having provided consultancy on a number of new issues and international listings, he has had considerable experience in corporate investor relations and mergers & acquisitions. In 1986, his work for the conglomerate, British Electric Traction plc (BET), won the company the prestigious Sword of Excellence Award for Financial Public Relations. In 1985 he was the youngest ever President of the British Institute of Public Relations and the first awardee of the European Confederation of Public Relations (CERP) medal for "His services to European Public Relations".
On a voluntary basis, he is a trustee of Sir Ranulph Fiennes Transglobe Expedition Trust; was director of humanitarian aid charity, Rainbow Rovers; and commanded, as a Lieutenant Colonel, a communication unit of the Army Cadet Force. In May 2001 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London.
Kevin has an MA in Mass Communications from Leicester University´s Centre for Mass Communications Research.
Kevin Traverse-Healy has authored a number of papers and course programs on PR subjects; was a contributing author to the book "Strategic Public Relations" published by Macmillan in 1985 and 1995 and in 2011 co-authored "Evaluating the financial impact of public sector marketing communication" with Matthew Taylor, published by the UK's Government Communication Network/Central Office of Information.