Our People

Who We Are

Message Matters

Est. 2012

Experience across media, politics, campaigns and messaging

Only senior staff and advisers

Director
Peter Duncan

Peter has over 25 years of business and campaigns experience, with an established track record in corporate communications strategy and positioning.

He has operated in the family-run and corporate business space, and was also an MP. He continues to analyse the Scottish political landscape.

email me

@chatwithpeter

07740 469 949

Director
Andy Maciver

With nearly 15 years in communications in banking and politics, Andy’s areas of expertise are corporate positioning, reputation management, strategic campaigns and writing.

He also has a background in branding and corporate ID renewal and is a regular contributor to political discussion on TV and radio.

email me

@akmaciver

07855 261 244

Kirsty

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Associate
Kirsty Leiper

Kirsty has extensive public affairs and corporate communications experience, devising and implementing communications campaigns for multinational corporations.

Kirsty worked as press and campaigns officer for an MEP, and has since spent years delivering tactical communication and engagement.

email me

@kirstyleiper

07908 781 331

Message Matters Team

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Associate
Gareth Brown

Gareth has a strong track record in the areas of public policy analysis, strategic communications and stakeholder engagement in Scotland (including for the UK Government), and previously in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

He has expertise in economic policy, public finance, devolution and legislative affairs.

email me

@garfbrown

07907 520 571

Message Matters Team

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Associate
Louise Robertson

Louise has over fifteen years’ experience as a journalist, PR and public affairs professional working at a UK and devolved level.

Louise has spent the majority of her career in the third sector where she has a proven track record as an effective campaigner and influencer in both the press and in the political arena.

email me

@loularobertson

07930 539 832

Senior Counsel
Marco Biagi

Marco was Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment in Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish Government, and an SNP MSP, until standing down in 2016.

He is now completing a doctorate at Yale University.

Senior Counsel
Tom Harris

Tom was a Labour MP for 14 years, and a Transport Minister under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown’s governments.

He is now a Daily Telegraph columnist and a director of public affairs company Third Avenue Communications.

Peter Wilding
Senior Counsel
Peter Wilding

Peter is an EU lawyer, high profile commentator, author on European policy, and widely credited with inventing the term “Brexit”.

He is the Founder of Influence Group, an advisory and advocacy consultancy based in London.