Alicia Kearns is Director of Global Influence, a sister-company of Verbalisation, focused specifically on government and defence influence solutions, with a particular focus on counter-terrorism, counter violent extremism, stabilisation and political campaigning. Kearns leads strategic comms campaigns and influence solutions for several international clients, with activity including initial target audience analysis, through strategy, cross-platform activation and effects-based measurement.
She has previously worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where she led the UK Government’s comms campaigns on Syria and Iraq, as well as advising more than 70 international Governments on counter-terrorism.
Before the FCO, she held comms roles at the Ministry of Defence, where she led the department’s contribution to the Scottish Referendum campaign. She also spent time at the Ministry of Justice, where she was press secretary to the Victims’ Minister.