Who we are

We Create Advantage

We are grayling

We are connected.

We are problem solvers.

We are a team of publicists, planners, researchers, analysts, designers, creatives, consultants and producers.

We create conversation, drive change and protect the reputation of our clients through creative communication.

We are Grayling. We create advantage.

What makes us different

It’s not what you know, or who you know- it’s both.

We’re the global agency with the local footprint. We’ve got international perspective with on-the-ground knowledge. We put creativity, connections and curiosity at the heart of everything we do.

We know that conversations drive change – and that those conversations depend on where you are, who you’re talking to and what you’re saying. We know that ‘where’ changes ‘how’ and ‘who’.

We do work that matters. We create advantage for clients, daily, worldwide.


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Our leadership team

Paul Taaffe Global Senior Counsel

Paul has wide experience in communications and marketing, advising many blue chip and international clients across all geographies and services. He previously enjoyed a 20-year career with Hill & Knowlton Inc, the global communications consultancy, including nine years as its Chairman and CEO.

Sarah Scholefield
Sarah Scholefield Global CEO

Having worked both in the UK and in Asia, Sarah’s experience spans top corporate entities, leading multinational corporations and global consumer brands.​ Sarah joined Grayling to lead the strategic direction, coordination, corporate and crisis work for PayPal globally, and was later promoted to CEO of UK and Ireland. In September 2020, her role was extended to oversee the Grayling business globally.

Richard Jukes Global Chairman

Richard Jukes has 30 years’ experience in public affairs, working both for specialist political agencies and as an adviser to former Cabinet Ministers and the Leader of the Opposition. Richard joined Grayling Communications in September 2010 and took on the role of Global Chairman in September 2020. In addition to this role, he provides strategic leadership counsel to a number of national and internationals clients.

Jo Kanani
Jo Kanani Global CFO

Jo has been with Grayling since 1999 and has more than 20 years of experience working in finance spanning operational and strategic management roles. In 2009, Jo took on the role as Group Commercial FC overseeing Grayling markets globally. In 2017, Jo was promoted to CFO overseeing the UK, Middle East & Africa, in 2019 her role was extended to oversee Grayling markets globally.