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Victoria Main

Victoria Main, CEO

SEC Newgate EU

vmain@secnewgate.eu

My Job

I lead SEC Newgate EU’s team of talented advocacy and communications consultants, providing both strategic counsel and tactical support for clients across sectors in Europe and beyond. Policy communications and media relations are my thing. A journalist for 20+ years, I launched our award-winning #BrusselsCalling media panels with leading EU correspondents.

My Experience

After 20+ years in journalism around the world (most recently with Reuters in London but also in Brussels, Hong Kong, Milan, Paris and my native Wellington), I moved to the ‘dark side’ in the form of FTI Consulting to build their Brussels media offer. In June 2013, I became head of global media at Nokia, with a focus on profiling and advising the company’s new CEO,  before joining Cambre (now SEC Newgate EU) in December 2014.

My Specialisms

My Proudest Achievements

I could say launching and establishing #BrusselsCalling. But I’ll confess that I’m even prouder of my journey from my childhood on a remote sheep station in one of remote NZ’s remotest spots through to an international career in newswire journalism then as a media relations expert before being granted the privilege of leading SEC Newgate EU (formerly Cambre) in a market of public affairs-led consultancies. I’m grateful to all who’ve empowered me to make this possible.

My Education

  • MA, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

My Languages

English, French.

My Interests outside work

Pilates, hiking, reading, writing, chatting, gastronomy, travel.

My Favourite Brussels anecdote

I’m tempted to say launching and establishing the #BrusselsCalling series of media debates. But I’m even prouder of my journey from an upbringing on a remote sheep station in one of remote NZ’s remotest areas through to an international career in newswire journalism then as a media relations expert before being granted the privilege of leading SEC Newgate EU (formerly Cambre) in a market of public affairs-led consultancies. And I’m grateful to all who’ve empowered me to make this possible, particularly my talented colleagues.

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