John Lehal

London, United Kingdom


With over fifteen years experience in public affairs and politics, John has advised a number of leading companies and organizations on their public affairs and communications strategies. John launched Insight Public Affairs in 2006, having gained extensive experience running UK and international strategic communications programs.

His clients include Betfair, Emirates, International SOS, and Pfizer, and John provides pro bono support to several charities. He has established many campaigning coalitions and has a track record of developing public policy initiatives that have informed and shaped Government policy. A former parliamentary candidate, following the 1997 election John spent two years working in Parliament before moving into consultancy.

John frequently speaks at conferences and seminars on issues relating to politics and public policy and has been recognized by Total Politics magazine as one of the UK’s leading lobbyists. He writes regularly in the media, including for The Times, Huffington Post, Public Finance and PR Week on public policy and public sector issues including civil service reform, the role of the third sector in service delivery, Parliamentary Committees, and public sector reform.

In 2011, John chaired an independent Commission on behalf of the PRCA on Diversity and Broadening Access to the PR industry, and the report made 30 recommendations for implementing across the industry. John serves on the Management Committee of the Association of Professional Political Consultants and is a Trustee of Intern Aware: the campaign for fair internships.

About Insight Consulting Group

Insight Consulting Group (ICG) is a full service agency, which identifies client’s strategic imperatives and adopts a bespoke approach to developing a program aimed at meeting agreed objectives. Their core services include: regulation and legislation, reputation management, market access and procurement, media, campaigning, and training and education.

In 2017, ICG became part of Four Public Affairs, and are now based in Four Communications Group's offices at London Bridge.