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Craig Carey-Clinch

Craig Carey-Clinch

Managing Director

A skilled negotiator and lobbyist, Craig is a public policy and media specialist with over 20 years of international experience. He is a former trade association policy and PR director, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

  • Phone: +44 (0)7979 757484
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Chris Hodder

Christopher Hodder


Chris has been lobbying on behalf of commercial and non-commercial NGOs for over 10 years, and is highly experienced in UK, EU and international legislation. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

  • Phone: +44 (0)7917 332326
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Barbara Alam


A former campaigner on London transport issues, Barbara is a skilled project manager with significant experience in a range of public policy sectors.

  • Phone: +44 (0)7930 398935
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Ethics, Standards and Motivations

The Rowan Public Affairs team were dismayed by past political scandals involving access to MPs, Peers and Ministers. If the case being made by lobbyists cannot gain the support of MPs through straightforward, open and honest representational activity, then there is clearly a problem with how the case is being presented. Rowan does not pay MPs or Peers for their support and will not take any work where financial ‘inducements’ may become a part of the activities required.

Rowan is registered with The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists and The European Transparency Register.

Our core lobbying team are Members of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), we are included in the CIPR UK Lobbying Register and we subscribe to the CIPR code of conduct.

We often hear complaints that Government never listens. Lobbying is a legitimate trade, which helps remove perceived barriers between Government/Parliament and ordinary citizens/businesses. Lobbying ensures that voices are heard in the corridors of power and allows a conduit of institutional views and opinions to get back to the organisations that lobbyists represent.

We’re not only keen enthusiasts of the work we do, but also eager to broaden our individual horizons and gain insight from the world that lies beyond the ‘Westminster Village’. Most of us are keen travellers and adventurers with our experiences enabling us to understand how the activities and products of our clients are seen by and can fit with the ever-evolving world, sometimes far beyond the UK’s shores.