Patrick Pearson is Director of Communications Planning at Black Sun, an international communications agency that brings corporate stories to life across all stakeholder audiences and engagement channels. He advises clients in a number of sectors – including financial services, industrial & manufacturing and luxury goods – and advocates an integrated approach for building trust with investors, customers, employees and local communities.

For most of his career, Patrick has held in-house roles in Corporate Communications and Corporate Affairs. His experience includes reputation management, employee engagement, investor relations, sustainability and marketing. Working alongside legal, risk and compliance functions, he has led Responsible Business change programmes relating to culture & values, codes of conduct and bribery prevention. He has worked in publicly listed companies, including The BOC Group plc and Spectris plc, and in large private companies, including ED&F Man and Stemcor.