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Henry Gewanter

Head of PR

Henry is the managing director of Positive Profile, which he established in 1997, after leaving Financial Dynamics, where he had set up and run their Financial Services Division for five years. His career has included four years as Account Director at First Financial, part of the Lowe Bell Group, two years as Deputy Head of Public Relations and Head of Advertising at investment bank County NatWest, and eight years with National Westminster Bank.

An expert in disaster containment and control, he has both domestic and international experience, dealing with employees, customers, analysts, investors, regulators and the media. High-profile crisis management projects successfully handled include the Blue Arrow trials for County NatWest and the Maxwell pension scandal on behalf of IMRO.

Henry graduated in Social and Political Science from King’s College, Cambridge in 1974. Before that he had studied at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and the Bronx High School of Science in New York. He lectures widely on investment and was an Assistant Examiner in the subject for over ten years. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a Member of the Institute of Public Relations, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Institute of Direct Marketing and the Teachers & Trainers of Financial Services’ Consultancy Panel. He is also a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.