Robert Ballantyne

Associate Partner

Robert has an impressive UK-wide background in business journalism and financial communications.

In the years leading up to the Carlsberg/Heineken takeover, Rob was head of corporate communications at the international brewer, Scottish & Newcastle. Prior to that he was head of the group communications team at Stagecoach, the bus and rail operator, when the group was expanding internationally. More recently, Rob was Deputy Chairman of the respected London financial PR business Cardew Group, with clients such as Clydesdale Bank, Miller Group and C&C Group. He has extensive experience in change management and mergers and acquisitions, both in-house and in agency roles.

Rob worked for 15 years under six editors at The Times in London, latterly as Business and City Editor, before returning to Edinburgh in the mid-1990s to become Business Editor and Assistant Editor at The Scotsman.

His final position in journalism was Business Editor at The Sunday Times in Scotland, before moving into corporate communications.