Graham helped to found Open Road in 2007. He was previously head of public affairs and a board director at Fishburn Hedges. While there he won consultant of the year and consultancy of the year in 2005 at the Public Affairs News Awards.
Graham has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, public affairs, issue and crisis management and corporate responsibility in the UK, the EU and globally.
He is a trustee of two charities in the early years sector.
Outside: theatre, cinema and ferrying small children around.
Martin was a founding director of Open Road, joining the consultancy after three years as director of public affairs at Sky.
Martin’s career began as a fast-stream civil servant in the Cabinet Office where he served as a ministerial private secretary and was on the staff of the Committee on Standards in Public Life. He then moved to communications consultancy Fishburn Hedges and became a board director and head of the consultancy’s corporate responsibility work.
Martin is deputy chairman of the Institute of Business Ethics and a trustee of whistleblowers’ charity Public Concern at Work. He is a fellow of the Centre for Policy Studies.
Outside: singing, running, mowing.
Nick was a founding director of Open Road. He has over 20 years of experience in the corporate affairs world.
Nick began his career in the United States Senate as an aide to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
He then moved to the UK and joined Westminster Strategy where he was a Board Director until 1995 when he left to be a founding Director at APCO UK. Nick helped build the European and then Global network of APCO Worldwide while developing specialised expertise in cross border, international communications and issues management, with a particular focus on the aviation, aerospace and entertainment industries.
He left in 2003 to operate independently before joining Open Road for its launch in January 2007.
Outside: Sinatra, Springsteen, Sicily
Emma joined Open Road in March 2010.
Emma began her career in BT’s public affairs team, after which she moved to Weber Shandwick for four years, working primarily for healthcare, food and drink, and education clients before joining Open Road. She has continued to specialise in the healthcare and food and drink sectors.
Emma has worked on Capitol Hill, and has spent time campaigning for congressional races in Illinois (Republican) and South Carolina (Democrat).
She is an alumna of the Becket Chimney Corners YMCA, an outdoor education facility in the Berkshires, Massachusetts.
Outside: baking, bees and Agatha Christie.
Jessica joined Open Road as a director in October 2014.
Jessica has worked in consultancy for over a decade, with previous roles at Lexington Communications and Regester Larkin. She was also one of the first members of the Open Road team, joining the organisation as a consultant in 2007. She is an expert in in public affairs and stakeholder engagement, and a specialist in issues and crisis management.
Outside: box-sets, cinema, reading (the great seat-based activities)