About Blue Rubicon

Blue Rubicon is an award-winning strategic communications and public relations consultancy, specialising in reputation management. Blue Rubicon is part of a wider network of 19 offices and strategic hubs employing over 800 experienced consultants who offer world-class advisory and client service to the world’s largest and most complex organisations.

Well established in Qatar, our team of over 20 experienced consultants combines an international view of communications with an understanding of the local landscape. Our first international office builds on a history of working with Qatari businesses, in Qatar and the UK, since 2007.

Our People

Leadership team

Headed by Jonathan Shillington and Gwilym Hookway-Morgan, Blue Rubicon Qatar offers a specialist management team with combined local and international experience in reputation management, strategy and communications advisory, issues and crisis management, among other services.

  • Jonathan Shillington

    Managing Director, Blue Rubicon Qatar

    Jonathan Shillington is a communications, brand reputation and crisis management expert with over 20 years experience working across the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America. He has an extensive agency and in-house track record, delivering strategic communications programmes across a wide range of commercial and government sectors. Following a career in financial and corporate communications in London, which included establishing his own agency and working for several international firms, Jonathan first moved to Qatar in 2012. Between 2012 and 2016, Jonathan led a team of embedded consultants at the Communication Directorate of Qatar Foundation, where he was responsible for all aspects of planning and tactical communications delivery. Jonathan now heads the Blue Rubicon Qatar team as Managing Director. Previously, he was Managing Director for the Middle East region of another international public relations firm, working across the GCC. Jonathan is fluent in English and is currently learning Arabic.
  • Gwilym Hookway-Morgan

    Associate Director, Blue Rubicon Qatar

Our broader team

Our team of consultants has been hand-picked from major international communications and PR markets, around the Middle East, the GCC and from within Qatar. All of our consultants either speak Arabic or are committed to learn. Our consultants have worked across all industries, including energy, healthcare, education, construction and property development and retail just to name a few, and have in-depth knowledge of these as they apply to Qatar.

Our broader team