Gareth HardingManaging Director
Gareth has 25 years of experience in Brussels as a political advisor, journalist, lecturer, filmmaker and media trainer. He has written for Time Magazine, Politico, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Guardian. He is currently the director of the Missouri School of Journalism’s Brussels programme and a columnist for EUobserver.
Aurélie Vo ThiCommunication Manager
A graduate in advertising from the IHECS school of communication and European affairs from ULB, Aurélie worked in the European Parliament and a child-rights organisation in London before joining Clear Europe. She can spot a good food place by a mile.
Ed SawyerSocial Media Manager
Ed is studying for his degree in journalism at Southampton Solent University. He lived in Belgium last year and joined the team after his Erasmus term in Antwerp ended. He reviews digital magazines for Magvault.com and has previously worked as an ECB Press Officer, and News Editor of Southampton's Sonar Magazine.
Isabelle LeonardTrainer / Moderator
After studying art history, Isabelle Leonard worked at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her native Brussels called her back to work in a large consultancy where she specialised in crisis communication. In 2006 she received an award for best crisis management agency in Europe. She now coaches executives and politicians in media training and communication. Full profile.
John HollandTrainer / Moderator
John is a communication consultant who advises and trains senior journalists and executives. He has lectured on media literacy in Germany and Belgium. A former correspondent for CBS News and bureau chief for CNBC Europe, John has covered many of the leading news stories of the last 25 years and interviewed scores of leaders. Full profile.
Jo has 25 years of experience in Brussels as a political advisor, association leader, communication director and campaign strategist. Jo coaches NGOs on organisational development, communication strategy and campaign narrative; advises businesses on sustainability engagement; and has published a book on employee activism.
Leo has worked as a journalist for over two decades, reporting from around the globe for dozens of titles on a myriad of issues. He was the longtime correspondent for Time magazine in Brussels, and his work has appeared in the Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times, and The Hollywood Reporter. He also edits The Economist Guide to the EU. Full profile.
Jon WorthTrainer / Moderator
Jon is a trainer, blogger and consultant about online communication. He works with clients across Europe, and particularly with EU institutions in Brussels, to help them improve their social media strategies, web writing, and online policy advocacy. He is best known in Brussels for his blog - www.jonworth.eu. Full profile.
Herve is the founder of Newsant, a Brussels-based multimedia agency. He has been a producer, editor, journalist and cameraman for Thomson Reuters, the AP, France Televisions, TVE and the Belga press agency. He has also made web documentaries and corporate films and teaches video journalism.
Paul has worked in digital communication since the internet was created. He was director of digital strategy and communication for major consultancies before starting his own digital agency, EUIQ. He has created online strategies for clients such as P&G and Coca-Cola. Full profile.
Elizabeth Van Den BerghTrainer
Elizabeth is an independent communication consultant and trainer. She has over seven years of experience organising EU campaigns and events. Awarded Competent Communicator at Toastmasters, she is also a trained public speaker. Full profile.
Danny Scheinmann is an actor, film-director and best selling novelist. For many years he was a guest lecturer in storytelling techniques at London Metropolitan University. He has worked with many companies such as Microsoft and Nokia to improve their storytelling skills. Full profile.
Meg StringerTrainer / Writer
Born and raised in New York, Meg has spearheaded communication campaigns on health and human rights issues on both sides of the Atlantic and written website content for European NGOs, companies and public affairs agencies.
Jelle is an experienced social media manager, content marketer and copywriter. He helps businesses and organisations plan and build their digital presence and is a regular social media trainer at the European Commission. Full profile
Yacine KouhenTrainer / Writer
Yacine is an expert in presentation skills, public speaking and visual communication. He has trained over 500 professionals, including CEOs, senior EU officials and TED talks speakers, to communicate more clearly and passionately. Full profile