"Patrick Robertson's energy and entrepreneurial skill is phenomenal. He is a very modern figure. He understands networking and the power of the media. He has charm and a remarkable ability to make people trust him."

The London Evening Standard

Patrick Robertson, FRSA

Founder and CEO

Patrick Robertson has been a strategic communications adviser to corporate and government leaders for more than twenty years.

Currently advising three governments, WorldPR’s past sovereign clients have been in Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union, including the largest energy companies in Russia and in Central Europe.   Under Patrick’s leadership, the agency has successfully consulted with household brands in Europe and the USA, as well as international entrepreneurs and investment funds.

Patrick was born in Scotland, and brought up in Italy, France and England. He read history at Keble College, Oxford.   In 1989 he founded the Bruges Group, the all-party forum for debate on the future of Britain and the European Union.   Margaret Thatcher, the British Prime Minister, became Hon. President of the Group in 1990.   Subsequently, Patrick was appointed Special Advisor to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, where he worked with, amongst others, Dr Henry Kissinger and Akio Morita, then President of the Sony Corporation.

Patrick founded his first public relations business in 1992, aged 23,with Gerald Howarth, the former British Defence Minister, and Lord Parkinson, former Chairman of the Conservative Party.   During this time the agency advised various UK government ministers, including the Minister of Corporate Affairs and the Chief Secretary of HM Treasury.

One of Patrick’s earliest clients was Sir James Goldsmith, the Anglo-French financier.   He was responsible for the launch of Sir James’ international bestseller, The Trap and The Response.   Patrick subsequently orchestrated the £35 million Referendum Party campaign in the 1997 British general election, in which the political party led and financed by Sir James fielded more than 600 candidates and successfully secured a commitment from the British government to hold a referendum on Europe.

In the decade that followed, Patrick established a respected public relations business whose reputation was built upon successfully resolving seemingly intractable challenges in the international corporate and political arena.

Patrick has been a key player in Kazakhstan and Central Asia since 2003.   He is the co-founder of an investment management company, Sovereign Solutions Limited, which among other projects introduced Lord Rothschild and Tokyo-based Capital Partners Securities Co. to Kazakhstan.   Sovereign was instrumental in the establishment of two Kazakhstan country funds with US$350 million under management.   In 2010 Patrick founded Mongolia’s first public relations agency, WorldPR Mongolia.

Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1992, Patrick published his first book, Reshaping Europe in the 21st Century (Macmillan), in the same year.