James Raftery is a Senior Consultant in Hawthorn’s International strategic communications team.
James advises corporate and individual clients on geopolitical strategic communications challenges, working with clients based in the Middle East, Europe, North America and further afield.
Before joining Hawthorn James worked as a freelance political analyst and researcher, advising the foreign ministry of a high-profile Middle Eastern government. James holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford, and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from King’s College London, where his research focussed on political Islam and the political role of clerics in Saudi Arabia.
In his free time James enjoys cycling, cooking, reading and supporting Portsmouth FC.