Impact & Influence appoints Sir Nick Harvey as chair

Impact & Influence, an independent consultancy focused on the next generation of companies, ESG and impact investing, is announcing the appointment of Sir Nick Harvey as the chair of its advisory board.

Sir Nick Harvey was the Liberal Democrat MP for North Devon from 1992 until 2015.  He served as Minister of State for the Armed Forces from 2010 to 2012 in the coalition government.  After leaving Parliament Sir Nick chaired the trustees of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust and worked for Global Partners, where he was an adviser on Egypt and Jordan.  Prior to entering Parliament Sir Nick was a communications professional.  

Sir Nick Harvey says: “I am delighted to be appointed chair of Impact & Influence’s advisory board.  Rishi Bhattacharya and the Impact & Influence team have quickly established themselves as a serious player in the comms field.  I look forward to working with the I&I team to take the company forward towards its ambitious growth plans – ensuring it and its clients will have maximum positive impact and influence.”

Impact & Influence was founded during the first Covid lockdown by Rishi Bhattacharya, a former senior executive at Edelman and Instinctif Partners.

Rishi Bhattacharya, CEO & Founder, says: “It’s a real coup to land Sir Nick as our chair.  He will add significant value to the company and our clients with his wealth of knowledge and experience.  He is a very respected figure across the communications and political landscape.”

This announcement follows the appointment of Sarah (Fetherston-Dilke) King and Chris Kelsey who both joined the firm as Directors earlier this year.

Impact & Influence – which has a virtual agency model – is also convenor of like-minded partners, delivering world class advice. The company also has a mission to be societally and climate positive and is offset from the outset and has planted 42,000 trees to date through the Ecologi platform.