John Hume has an extensive experience working with the EU institutions and specialises in managing pan-European media and political campaigns. Prior to co-founding Hume Brophy, John served in Brussels as Deputy Director General of Airports Council International (ACI) Europe, the representative body for the European airports industry from 1999 to 2005, where he played an instrumental role in achieving success for the airports industry on many crucial political issues. During this time, John built an expert public affairs team from across Europe and successfully changed the strategic focus of the organisation to deal with modern political challenges. John has worked extensively with the EU on aviation issues both in his former position as lead negotiator for ACI Europe, and more recently as a consultant representing various airport and airline groups and the European airport duty free industry.
John co-founded Hume Brophy in 2005 and since then has built it up into one of Europe’s leading public affairs advisory firms with offices in Brussels, London, Dublin, Paris and Singapore. John also worked as an adviser to the European transport trade union federation on press and political affairs and began his career as a management consultant with Deloitte.