Stephen Benzikie

Stephen leads marketing and communications at Buchler Phillips. He is Managing Partner of Hydra Strategy, which regularly works alongside the firm on reputation and issues management, litigation PR, media relations and all aspects of corporate positioning.

Stephen has worked alongside the leadership teams of privately owned and publicly listed companies for more than 25 years. A Partner in leading public relations group Bell Pottinger until 2014, he was Managing Director of a subsidiary of its former parent, Chime Communications PLC, from 2005 to 2010. At Edelman, the world’s largest public relations group, Stephen was Executive Vice President of financial communications and investor relations.

He has advised FTSE100, FTSE250 and small cap companies, financial institutions, family offices, private equity groups, sovereign wealth funds, owner-managed businesses and start-ups.

From 1991 to 1998, Stephen was a financial journalist at the Daily Mail newspaper in London. He began his career as an equity analyst at investment banks ANZ and Banque Indosuez. An experienced Non Executive Director and Advisory Board Member, Stephen has in recent years served on the Boards of management consultancy Kerma Partners, construction group City Square, social discovery app group Wamo Holdings and financial advisor Apollo Media.