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Stel has wide-ranging experience of working in senior in-house communications roles in international architectural, design and engineering practices and in PR agencies focused on the built environment, real estate, infrastructure and professional services sectors. His expertise includes media relations, marketing, public affairs, stakeholder relations, CSR, branding and crisis management. His experience covers all key global markets and he previously lived in Japan for several years where he was employed by a government organisation.
In a range of senior in-house roles, Stel has been Head of Communications and Associate at leading international architectural practice Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP, formerly Richard Rogers Partnership) and Director of Marketing & Communications at global engineering and design practices Atkins and Woods Bagot. Stel has also worked for two leading corporate/B2B agencies specialising in delivering stakeholder engagement programmes to support major and often complex developments for clients in the UK and internationally. More recently, he has been managing a small agency working with clients from the architecture, design and wider built environment sectors.
Stel has worked with the property divisions of major retailers and infrastructure providers as well as with UK inward investment bodies, developers, agents and clients from sectors including financial and professional services, energy, technology, market research and higher education. He has collaborated on significant global projects with a range of investors, developers and delivery organisations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. During his time at RSHP, Stel collaborated closely with Richard Rogers to promote his views on development as Chair of the Urban Task Force into the Future of Cities in England; to support Richard’s work to lobby for improvements in housing design and protect against ‘urban sprawl’; and to highlight his association with government ministers and London mayors looking at ways in which demands for new developments in cities can be delivered effectively on brownfield sites whilst preserving/improving existing public realm. Stel managed international media around the recognition given to Richard’s achievements as an architect and urbanist with the Pritzker Prize in 2007 in addition to two Stirling Prize wins for the practice.
Stel – a graduate of Oxford and Bristol Universities – has recently completed his first novel.
If I hadn’t gone into communications, I would probably have wanted to be a…
jazz pianist or bass player.
My desert island disc or book….
Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Remains of the Day’.