Alistair Campbell

Alastair Campbell was for 10 years Tony Blair’s right hand man as his press and communications strategist and chief spokesman, and remains a key figure in Labour politics. Arguably the most influential of all Government advisors, Alastair is no stranger to controversy, working the headlines and even making them. He is one of the four people credited with creating New Labour, a move which modernised Labour into a party of government once more. Alastair has had a unique place to witness history in the making, during which he emerged as a significant political figure himself, reviled by parts of the media but respected for his commitment, creativity, loyalty and workrate.

Since resigning he has been writing on sport and politics and in his speeches he mixes experience, insight and wit while throwing light on the relationship between government, the press and the people. He has a deep insight into what makes strong leaders.