Sean leads the Practice’s consulting and capability offer, helping governments and public organisations around the world improve their communications functions and strategies. Based in London, he works worldwide and over the last 12 months has led projects in Europe, the Middle East and Australasia.
A frequent speaker on communications capability in government, Sean leads WPP’s executive education faculty at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is also a Board member of Kantar Public and the author of 'The Leaders’ Report: the future of government communication', the first global study into trends in public communication.
Before joining WPP, Sean was Deputy Director of UK Government Communications and has also worked in the private and not-for-profit sectors. A firm believer in the power of education, he is a Trustee of the Further Education Trust for Leadership.
Sean Larkins is Chief Executive, Kantar Public Consulting. He helps WPP’s government and public sector clients build their own internal capacity by focusing on organisation and change management; capability, training and performance; and leadership and innovation.
He is currently working on projects in Africa, Australasia and the Middle East, and is the author of The Leaders’ Report: the future of government communications. Sean was previously Deputy Director of UK Government Communications where he led the reform of government communications on behalf of the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office. He was also responsible for the professional development of nearly 4,000 government communicators.
Sean has also been a Director of Communications for a Whitehall department and a government agency. He led the UK government’s own strategic consultancy and planning team. He has worked outside of government for organisations including The Body Shop International and Save the Children. He is passionate about the power of education and is a Trustee of the Further Education Trust for Leadership.
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