Mary Bernia


Mary is a strategic communications, media and stakeholder engagement specialist with more than 17 years’ experience gained in UK and Saudi government entities.

Mary leads FDI-focussed strategic communications at the Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia and provides reputation-management counsel to the Minister of Investment. While at Consulum she has supported the Public Investment Fund, Saudi Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and the Royal Commission for AlUla, developing communications strategies, engaging with international media and advising ministers and leadership on personal positioning.

Prior to Consulum, Mary built and led the communications function for the UK police regulator on the criminal investigation into Hillsborough – the country’s worst ever stadium disaster in which 96 football fans died. Here she managed complex and critical stakeholder relationships with tier one media, senior members of Government including the Prime Minister and Home Secretary and bereaved families and survivors of the disaster.

She has led reputation-building communications at a UK university where she delivered award-winning campaigns and advised leadership on higher education policy communications.

Centre of government

Foreign direct investment and trade promotion

Culture Ministries and entities

Sovereign wealth funds

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