Oliver Foster

Oliver is Pagefield’s Managing Partner, with day-to-day responsibility for running the agency and overseeing all of its client, team and external-facing operations. He is one of Pagefield’s most experienced corporate affairs practitioners and is available to all of Pagefield’s clients to offer strategic counsel when required. He is also the day-to-day lead Partner for clients including Airbnb, Discovery, FirstPort, ITN, Leidos and Motability.

Oliver has over 15 years’ experience campaigning and bid support for commercial broadcasters, the film industry, and the property, automotive and defence sectors both in the UK and Brussels. Immediately before joining Pagefield, he was Head of Corporate Affairs at the UK Film Council, where he provided senior counsel on corporate communications, acting as a spokesman with international, national and specialist media on the full range of issues in the film sector.

In 2007, Oliver was recruited by ITV plc to help the company develop a fresh and ambitious policy agenda, and during his tenure, he successfully reinvigorated ITV’s parliamentary support. Oliver’s career has spanned the entire communications spectrum, taking in public affairs, media handling, crisis management, and high-profile campaigning, as well as a period working for a British Member of the European Parliament.

Oliver graduated in European Studies and French from Durham University and he is a Freeman of the City of London as well as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, where he sits on the Civic City Committee.

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