Andy Sommer

Head of International Communications, Communications Director, and Senior Manager Communications and PR in Guildford, United Kingdom

Hire me

I have significant global experience in the technology, property/construction, corporate and consumer space. For the past couple of roles, I’ve been the first communications employee internationally hired to build out the PR and comms processes, developing and building senior level spokesperson programmes, supporting digital and social media activity, developing strategy and managing the team/agency network as well as support growth in new markets while also managing the day to day activity delivering quick results.

Dual British and Australian citizen with over eighteen years in-house and PR Agency experience across a range of industries including technology, corporate, construction, insurance and consumer/lifestyle. Worked on some of the leading global brands nationally and internationally including Google, Zendesk, Adobe Systems, Aconex, Intel and Acer.

In my current role, I lead International Communications for Aconex in EMEA, also supporting APAC. My focus is on developing and executing the PR strategy to raise awareness of the company in key markets. Aconex is currently going through an acquisition, announced just after I joined and uncertainty about which roles will be retained has led me to look at roles elsewhere.

Previously, I led International Communications for Zendesk managing activity in EMEA, APAC and Latin America supported by two direct reports and ten PR agencies across the three regions. I was the first PR hire outside of US so established the processes and procedures for the international markets.

At Adobe, again I was the first communication professional in the role in Australia and New Zealand, I established the communications processes and social media function so I’m comfortable building a team and function from scratch as well as managing multiple agencies and activities across a region.

Throughout my career, I’ve developed strategic B2B and B2C communications campaigns for large projects and global programs across a multitude of products and initiatives. I’ve also managed significant crisis and issues management initiatives.

You can click the button above to hire me. If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to say hello through any of the social links below.