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Ollie Lane

Managing Director

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Ollie is PLMR’s Managing Director. He was named UK Consultant of the Year by the PRCA in 2020 and specialises in strategy, public affairs, media relations, reputation management, and crisis communications.

Ollie joined PLMR from the Department for Education, where he was chief press officer to former Secretaries of State and Ministers including Ed Balls, Michael Gove, Liz Truss, Nick Gibb, David Laws and Lord Nash. He led on all schools issues and gained positive coverage across the media for the Government’s education reforms. He also organised speeches, events, school visits and press conferences, and prepared and briefed Secretaries of State and Ministers ahead of media interviews and Select Committee hearings. During his time at the DfE, he was also seconded to the 10 Downing Street press team when David Cameron was Prime Minister, and won a place on the Government Communication Service’s inaugural talent management programme.

He works with a range of clients across sectors to raise their profile and ensure they achieve their objectives, and has a track record of delivering national and local broadcast and print coverage through bespoke, clearly-messaged and carefully targeted PR plans, of defending clients’ reputations through skilled media management and crisis communications, and of winning nationally significant public affairs and integrated communications campaigns for clients.

Ollie started his career as a journalist, working as a news editor and reporter for a number of local, regional and national newspapers, and has an extensive contacts book built up across his time working in the media, the Civil Service and politics.

Service Specialisms

Sector Specialisms

Recent Media Appearances

PLMR’s Ollie Lane on TRT World discussing Liz Truss, Rishi Sunak, and more.

PLMR’s Managing Director Ollie Lane on TRT World discussing Liz Truss’s resignation as PM

PLMR’s Ollie Lane discusses his former colleague Dominic Cummings

Ollie Lane's Blogs

Labour’s school plans are detail-light, but still steal the Tories’ limelight

PLMR Group climbs to record-high position in global communications agency rankings

PLMR Group shortlisted for EMEA Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year Award

PLMR Group Acquires Healthcomms Consulting To Deepen Health And Social Care Specialism

Record-breaking revenue pushes PLMR into 15th place in UK public affairs rankings

PLMR climbs to record-high position in global communications agency rankings

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PLMR’s crisis communications experience is second to none, and includes pre-emptive and reactive work across traditional and social media channels. We work with a range of organisations to offer critical communication support when they are faced with difficult and challenging scenarios.