Director, Scotland & Deputy Chief Executive

Illiam’s counsel provides unrivalled insight into the increasingly distinctive world of Scottish politics.  He has successfully guided clients through the intricacies of the Scottish Parliament since its formation in 1999, and joined Cogitamus in 2007.

With extensive public affairs expertise in proactive and reactive political strategies, policy development, stakeholder relations and media communications, Illiam’s expertise has been utilised by clients from a broad range of sectors, including: transport, telecommunications, tourism, construction, health and education, as well as voluntary and public sector organisations.

In particular, clients have benefited from Illiam’s work on:

  • development and management of strategic communications programmes;
  • organisation and issue profile-raising;
  • development of legislation and policy;
  • amendments to Scottish legislation;
  • evidence to parliamentary committee inquiries and Scottish Government consultations;
  • organisation and management of policy conferences;
  • development, implementation and management of stakeholder engagement programmes; and
  • support for major public procurement decisions – especially those with a Scottish dimension.