Spencer is a Partner at Britain Thinks. He has twenty years’ experience advising multinational companies and senior leaders on their reputation and communication challenges. At BritainThinks he works with clients to help them gain greater clarity on their strategic direction. He was previously Director of Strategy at business reputation consultancy Blue Rubicon, where he built and had Board responsibility for their strategic consulting division. He has also worked as Senior Strategist at advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi.
Prior to working in business, he served in government for ten years, in the Treasury as Chief Strategy Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and then in 10 Downing Street as Director of Strategy to the Prime Minister. He was also a senior adviser on four General Election campaigns. Spencer is a member of the House of Lords, where he sits on the Economic Affairs Select Committee. He is a Visiting Senior Fellow in media and communications at the London School of Economics, and a Research Fellow at Queen Mary University, London.