SEC Newgate US President Michael Holtzman is one of the most honored and sought-after communication and business strategists in the world. Among his achievements, he was named “PR Person of the Year” by the leading industry magazine for his role leading the successful international communications campaign for Beijing’s bid to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. He was also a top advisor to Vancouver’s winning bid to host the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and was instrumental to the strategic commercial and cultural turn-around of the leading American historic site, Colonial Williamsburg.

Previously, Mike served as a Middle East/North Africa Advisor in the U.S. State Department’s Office of Policy Planning Staff, a Communications Advisor in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, and Director of Public Affairs at The Council on Foreign Relations. Under his leadership, Bellwether is working on a number of sensitive, mission-critical projects for governments, NGO’s and private companies in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Mike is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, where he subsequently served for more than a decade on the Advisory Board for the Reves Center for International Studies. He served two terms as a Trustee of Washington College in Chesterton, MD. Mike’s commentary on international relations and politics has been published in the New York Times among other prestigious publicatio

Emily leads the organic social media division of our team, creating and executing lucrative campaigns for our clients. A passionate social media and public relations professional, Emily has worked with high-profile clients including diplomatic missions, heads of state, major corporations, non-profit organizations, and public figures on their social media and public relations strategies.

Emily has a particular expertise in international relations, as well as environmental communications. Early in her career she worked for both the Embassy of China and the Embassy of Pakistan in the United States, and the Kingdom of Morocco.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government, with a focus in Arabic and Anthropology, from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Emma specialises in creating positive change through communications.  She has 30 years’ experience in the communications industry specialising in corporate reputation and financial communications.  Today she leads SEC Newgate offices across the UK and the Americas and is Deputy Group CEO. Her clients include business leaders, household brands and international organisations.

She is Vice Chair of the Elton John Aids Foundation and Global Chair of its Development Board.  Emma is also Chair of the UK’s largest ovarian cancer charity, Target Ovarian Cancer.  In May 2021 she stepped down as Chair of the Trust of Europe’s largest multi-arts centre The Barbican Centre after nine years in the role.  She was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2017.

Fiorenzo is the founder and controlling shareholder of SEC Newgate S.p.A. He has significant expertise in urban regeneration projects, such as Porta Nuova in Milan (for Hines and Coima Group), regeneration of the Fiera di Milano area (for Citylife and Generali-Allianz Group), development plan for Bovisa (for Euromilano) and construction of Fiera in Rho-Pero (for Fiera Milano Foundation). He was the CEO of Nuova Editoriale Italiana S.p.A. from 1983 to 1989 and, in 1985, he founded and became General Secretary for the first three years of Centro Televisivo Vaticano. Mr Tagliabue was a member of the Board of Directors of Teatro La Scala (Milan) Foundation from 2005 until January 2015 and a member of the board of directors of Banco Alimentare Foundation and of Venice University Institute of Architecture.

SEC Newgate US President Michael Holtzman is one of the most honored and sought-after communication and business strategists in the world. Among his achievements, he was named “PR Person of the Year” by the leading industry magazine for his role leading the successful international communications campaign for Beijing’s bid to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. He was also a top advisor to Vancouver’s winning bid to host the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and was instrumental to the strategic commercial and cultural turn-around of the leading American historic site, Colonial Williamsburg.

Previously, Mike served as a Middle East/North Africa Advisor in the U.S. State Department’s Office of Policy Planning Staff, a Communications Advisor in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, and Director of Public Affairs at The Council on Foreign Relations. Under his leadership, Bellwether is working on a number of sensitive, mission-critical projects for governments, NGO’s and private companies in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Mike is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, where he subsequently served for more than a decade on the Advisory Board for the Reves Center for International Studies. He served two terms as a Trustee of Washington College in Chesterton, MD. Mike’s commentary on international relations and politics has been published in the New York Times among other prestigious publicatio

Emily leads the organic social media division of our team, creating and executing lucrative campaigns for our clients. A passionate social media and public relations professional, Emily has worked with high-profile clients including diplomatic missions, heads of state, major corporations, non-profit organizations, and public figures on their social media and public relations strategies.

Emily has a particular expertise in international relations, as well as environmental communications. Early in her career she worked for both the Embassy of China and the Embassy of Pakistan in the United States, and the Kingdom of Morocco.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government, with a focus in Arabic and Anthropology, from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Emma specialises in creating positive change through communications.  She has 30 years’ experience in the communications industry specialising in corporate reputation and financial communications.  Today she leads SEC Newgate offices across the UK and the Americas and is Deputy Group CEO. Her clients include business leaders, household brands and international organisations.

She is Vice Chair of the Elton John Aids Foundation and Global Chair of its Development Board.  Emma is also Chair of the UK’s largest ovarian cancer charity, Target Ovarian Cancer.  In May 2021 she stepped down as Chair of the Trust of Europe’s largest multi-arts centre The Barbican Centre after nine years in the role.  She was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2017.

Fiorenzo is the founder and controlling shareholder of SEC Newgate S.p.A. He has significant expertise in urban regeneration projects, such as Porta Nuova in Milan (for Hines and Coima Group), regeneration of the Fiera di Milano area (for Citylife and Generali-Allianz Group), development plan for Bovisa (for Euromilano) and construction of Fiera in Rho-Pero (for Fiera Milano Foundation). He was the CEO of Nuova Editoriale Italiana S.p.A. from 1983 to 1989 and, in 1985, he founded and became General Secretary for the first three years of Centro Televisivo Vaticano. Mr Tagliabue was a member of the Board of Directors of Teatro La Scala (Milan) Foundation from 2005 until January 2015 and a member of the board of directors of Banco Alimentare Foundation and of Venice University Institute of Architecture.