Andy Pharoah

Andy Pharoah

Andy Pharoah is senior vice president of corporate affairs, sustainability and strategy for the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. Reporting to the Wrigley president, Martin Radvan, Andy is a member of Wrigley’s Leadership Team, the Mars Corporate Affairs Leadership Team and the Mars Sustainability Leadership Team. His responsibilities encompass all aspects of corporate affairs, leadership of global sustainability, and leadership of the development and deployment of Wrigley business strategy. Andy joined Wrigley in 2008 as EU corporate affairs director based in Munich. Previously he spent 13 years with international communications consultancy, Hill & Knowlton, where he worked with a wide range of companies, governments and NGOs, as Head of the Corporate Practice for Europe, Middle East and Africa. His early career was spent working in UK politics. Andy Pharoah is vice president of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation; a member of the board of directors for Keep America Beautiful; and president of the International Chewing Gum Association.

Continuing our series marking the Global Excellence Awards – an international celebration of the best in PR and communications hosted by Communication Director – we asked four jury members of the North American Excellence Awards to share their experiences of leading communications across the continent.

Between you, you represent decades of professional experience in corporate communications. During your careers, what have been some of the biggest developments in the way communicators work?

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An outsider's take on the complexities of the US communications industry

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Andy Pharoah, jury member of the North-American Excellence Awards, led a successful career in the UK and Germany...