23 August 2021
Sandpiper Communications (“Sandpiper”) has today announced the appointment of Ed Brewster as Director of International Media.
Ed joins Sandpiper from Huawei where he led corporate affairs, public policy and media for the company’s UK business as well as managing international media relations. Prior to this, he held roles as Group Head of Media Relations at Prudential plc and Head of Media for Three, the Hutchison Whampoa mobile business. Ed started his career at Brunswick Group.
At Sandpiper, Ed will lead the firm’s international media practice, which supports companies, brands and business leaders with global media, messaging, profiling and media training as well as issues and crises management. Based in New Zealand, he will also provide senior counsel to financial and technology clients across the region and help lead the growth of Sandpiper’s client base across New Zealand and Australia.
Emma Smith, Chief Executive, Sandpiper Communications, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Ed to our growing regional team. In an increasingly global business environment and with more Asia Pacific companies targeting international growth, we see more companies seeking support with multi-market communications and media strategies. With Ed’s experience leading international communications and media relations for some of the world’s largest companies, he brings unique, first-hand experience in narrative development and issues and crisis management across multiple, diverse markets and geographies and will be a great partner to our clients.”
Ed Brewster, Director – International Media, Sandpiper Communications, said: “Sandpiper has a highly professional team, with a broad range of deep discipline expertise and a real desire to help organisations navigate the reputation challenges of tomorrow. Most importantly the company fosters an environment and working culture focused on partnering to deliver for its clients. I look forward to leading this new practice focused on helping our clients develop stronger, long-lasting relationships with the international media.”