Over the past 25 years, Bell has counseled clients across many industries in every region of the world and has supported some of the world’s leading companies, including Aviva, BG, Procter & Gamble and Tata Consultancy Services. In addition, he has been an adviser to several senior Conservative Party politicians in the UK – a number of whom are now senior cabinet ministers in the current government – and has counseled various ministers of government and parliamentarians across Europe, North Africa and Asia. Before joining Burson-Marsteller, Bell was Executive Chairman of public affairs consultancy Maitland Political where he ran the Public Affairs Practice working on behalf of clients such as Fleurette Group of Companies, NATS and Spire Healthcare. Before that, he was the Regional President for UK, Africa and the Middle East for FleishmanHillard where he supported clients such as British Airways and Scottish Power.
“I am excited to deepen my role working with Don and others at the firm to help reinforce Burson-Marsteller’s long-standing industry leadership in client service, innovation and talent development,” said Bell. “Together, we will continue driving Burson-Marsteller forward as the leader in combining world-class strategic counsel with cutting-edge, creative, integrated communications to solve our clients’ most important communications needs. Our firm enjoys an extraordinary 63-year legacy of being one of the top public relations firms in the world, the foundation of which is our having many of the brightest minds in the business. I am committed to the ongoing development of our talent, the most important asset we can offer our clients.”