Harry Burns is a Vice President at Crestview Strategy based in London. Harry spent a decade working in UK politics, serving as Head of Elections and Campaign Support for the UK Labour Party for the 2017 General Election, playing an integral role in delivering one of the most unexpected election results in recent times.
After leaving the Labour Party, Harry was instrumental in establishing a new political party, serving as their Head of Campaigns. Since moving to the private sector, Harry has acted as a trusted political advisor to governments, politicians, investment agencies and multi-nationals, with a strong focus on the African continent. With an expertise in strategic and crisis communications, Harry has advised clients on acute issues which garner international media attention.
Harry led international media management for the host of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and supported clients at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). Harry has provided media training to leading politicians and diplomats, preparing them for interviews with outlets including CNN, BBC, Sky, Al Jazeera and The Guardian.