Leadership & Senior Counsel

Montpellier’s leadership team have many years combined experience both consultancy and client-side.

Leading their respective teams, each of our leaders provides senior counsel to clients in their specialist areas of Public Relations, Branding & Design and On-line technology solutions.

Lead Consultants

GUY WOODCOCK
CEO
Founding director of the company and chief strategist in Montpellier, Guy brings three decade's experience of corporate and integrated communications consultancy. Board director of the PRCA and non-exec director of a number of commercial and charitable organisations.
ROGER TAYLOR
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Formerly in-house creative at Zurich Insurance Group and founding partner at Taylor-Lo before leading the visual and web services capability for Montpellier, Roger is a main board director at Montpellier and leads all areas of creative and web services
MARTIN THORNE
Technical Director
Leads Montpellier's web technical team and senior consultant on web applications, software and e-technology solutions. Montpellier experience includes coding and application projects and senior consulting, solution design and programing work. Client assignments range from pan-African resource and credentials matching systems to problem solving and implementation of sophisticated program-based systems for installations with a Government first line contractor.
JOANNA SCOTT
Head of Life Sciences Practice

With twenty-five years senior level experience in science PR and communications, Joanna provides specialist counsel at Montpellier PR and heads up the agency’s life sciences practice. Joanna graduated from the University of London with a master’s degree in Nutrition Science. Her experience includes specialist knowledge and understanding of the European food and drink industry and the NHS UK.

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DR DEBBIE SMITH
Head of Technology Practice
With an Oxford University sciences doctorate behind her, Debbie brings huge technical experience in sales and marketing, including at BAe Space Systems and STC International Marine (now part of NorTel) and leading international PR programmes for US and French telecoms companies. Has participated in many international exhibitions including the Farnborough and Paris Air Shows. Two decade's experience
STEPHEN TACEY
Head of Insurance & Financial Services Practice

With three decades’ experience in PR and marketing communications, Stephen joined the Montpellier team in December 2018 to head up our insurance and financial services practice. With long experience planning and coordinating complete PR and marketing campaigns, Stephen is also quite good with words. Or so he keeps telling us.

IRVING STACKPOLE
Associate Consultant (International Health)

With over 47 years of experience in healthcare, Irving Stackpole is the President of Stackpole & Associates, Inc., marketing, market research, and training firm founded in 1991. Stackpole & Associates has conducted strategic research and  marketing projects in the United States and internationally, and has worked for for-profit and not-for-profit providers, governments and non-governmental organizations  in many countries, including Argentina, Cayman, Colombia, Costa Rica, Greece, India, Korea, Mexico, Poland, as well as the United Nations.  Irving edited Medical Tourism Marketing, co-hosts the podcast, The Medical Travel Show, is widely published, and has been quoted in The Financial Times, Forbes and many trade publications.

Irving sits on the Board of Global Primary Care, a Boston based not-for-profit association based at the Boston Medical Center with affiliations to both The Boston Medical School and Boston University School of Public Health

ELIZABETH ZIEMBA
International Health Consultant (Worldwide)

Leveraging her background in business, public health, and law, Elizabeth Ziemba, President of Medical Tourism Training, delivers practical yet innovative solutions to complex issues to governments, healthcare providers, hospitality businesses, non-profit and non-governmental organizations. She has provided consulting and training services to a diverse client base including the World Health Organization; governments of the Philippines, Poland, Costa Rica, Colombia, and others; as well as to wellness, health, and medical providers around the world. With a focus on increasing access to healthcare for all, Elizabeth is a Board member of Global Primary Care, actively working to improve the delivery of care in resource constrained countries.

Elizabeth sits on the Board of Global Primary Care, a Boston based not-for-profit association based at the Boston Medical Center with affiliations to both The Boston Medical School and Boston University School of Public Health

IAN SAVAGE
Associate Consultant, Defence & Aerospace
A leading Executive offering the powerful amalgamation of: business development, sales, leadership and Senior management experience in the UK and International Aerospace (Civil and Military) Market and Industrial Gas Turbine Sector: International Sales and Business Development, Customer Service Management, marketing, programme and budget management, and planning proficiency: fluency in Italian and German, cultural sensitivity, all combining to represent significant commercial and business opportunity.

Need consultants who listen first, then offer counsel and guidance? Speak to Guy