Stephen Fishleigh, Managing Director

Stephen heads up BackBay’s London office, developing and implementing strategic communications programmes across all of BackBay’s focus areas, with a particular emphasis on the UK and Europe. He brings more than 15 years of public and media relations, corporate communications, and marketing and market research experience within the financial services and B2B sectors. He joined BackBay in 2013.

Stephen’s client experience includes: AFEX, BNY Mellon Eagle Investment Systems, Boston Partners, Edwards Wildman, HarbourVest Partners, innogy Innovation Hub, Monument Group and TA Associates among others. Prior to joining BackBay, Stephen worked in the corporate practice of global PR firm Citigate Dewe Rogerson in London, representing a variety of corporate clients and leading the firm’s research department. Stephen received a B.A. in History from the University of Exeter and has been awarded the Advanced Certificate from the Market Research Society.

Stephen lives in London with his wife, plays cricket for a small village in Kent in the summer months, enjoys watching football (U.S.: soccer) and rugby in the winter months, and cooking and foreign travel year-round.

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