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Alan Hardacre, Director / Co-founder

Advocacy Strategy

My Job

I am the co-Founder of Advocacy Strategy – a boutique consultancy focused on Public Affairs Management Consulting. Here I work with all types of clients to help them build, refine and improve their public affairs processes and structures. It seems there are no end of internal challenges to hold back public affairs success.

My Experience

I have over 20 years of experience working with/for Corporates, Trade Associations, NGOs and Governments supporting them build and execute best in class advocacy.

My Proudest Achievements

My proudest achievements are when I leave a role or a client and the structures and processes we put into place are still there several years later.

My Education

  • Loughborough University, United Kingdom, PhD in International Economic and Political Relations (Distinction), 2008
  • Institut d’études Politiques de Lyon, France, DEA de Science Politique, 2000
  • Loughborough University, United Kingdom, BA in Modern European Studies, 1998

My Languages

English – native, French – fluent, Portuguese – intermediate, German / Spanish – basic

My Interests outside work

I am an avid reader, sports fan, and traveller – all of which I try to either fit in or combine with my duties as a Dad. I have visited over 45 countries and I am trying to add new ones every year!

My Favourite Brussels anecdote

This is perhaps not so much a direct anecdote as an ongoing lesson to always expect the unexpected when you work in Brussels Public Affairs. I honestly never know what will come next (good and bad) which is perhaps one of the things that has made this career so enjoyable over the years.

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