John McTernan


John is an Associate at WPI providing strategic communications, speechwriting and presentation advice to our clients.

John is a senior political adviser, political strategist and media commentator. He was Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Director of Political Operations from 2005-2007 and was a special adviser to Des Browne, Secretary of State for Scotland and Secretary of State for Defence and then to Jim Murphy while he was Secretary of State for Scotland between 2008-2010.

John also worked as director of communications for the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard before returning to the UK to become the Chief of Staff to Jim Murphy during his time as leader of the Scottish Labour Party.