Ross Williamson

Managing Director

Ross established Open Strategic Communications following a management buyout of Weber Shandwick in Northern Ireland in September 2020.

Prior to this Ross was Managing Director of Weber Shandwick in  Northern Ireland, and led the  multi-award winning team since 2012, having joined in 2010 as the Head of Public Affairs.

A former Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in Northern Ireland, Ross has over twenty years strategic communications, media relations, public affairs and crisis and issues management experience across a wide range of sectors including energy, finance, transport and aviation, housing, sustainability, tourism, waste, construction, retail and property.

As a corporate communications, reputation management and crisis and issues management specialist, Ross has extensive experience of providing senior counsel to a wide range of public, private and social enterprise clients locally, nationally and internationally.


Something you don’t know about Ross? He once escorted Oscar winning Hollywood legend Shirley MacLaine down the red carpet at one of her movie premieres.