Jacqui Low, Executive Chairman
Jacqui Low is Executive Chairman of Edinburgh-based communications company Indigo.
Jacqui has 30 years’ experience in roles across communications, media and politics, including her role as Scotland’s first ever female Special Adviser.
In recent years, she has held a number of board appointments, including vice-chairman of NHS 24 and two terms on the Council of CBI Scotland, as well as on the Court of the Merchant Company of Edinburgh.
In 2015 she was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors at Partick Thistle Football Club, becoming one of three women directors in the Scottish Premiership and the first female to hold a boardroom position in the club’s 140-year history.
She is currently a Trustee of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, a Director of St Mary’s Music School and Chairman of the Fife Society for the Blind. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Elaine McKean, Managing Director
Elaine McKean is Managing Director at Indigo and has a proven track record in communications, with over 29 years’ strategic and hands-on media and public relations experience advising government ministers, parliamentarians, company boards, senior officials and CEOs.
Elaine delivers successful campaigns utilising media relations, stakeholder engagement, internal communications, reputation management, social media, marketing and event planning. Her previous roles include supporting Health and Education Ministers at The Scottish Office, Scotland PR lead at Fleishman Hillard and running the press office at Greater Glasgow Health Board.
Elaine has extensive crisis management experience having liaised with the media during major incidents including the unexplained death of 18 drug users in Glasgow, the Lockerbie plane crash, the shooting incident at Dunblane, the explosion on Piper Alpha, the Ocean Odyssey platform fire and managing the media during Scotland’s prison riots.
Elizabeth Lambley, Director and Head of PR
Elizabeth Lambley is a director with Indigo. Having worked with the company for over 16 years, Lizzy has been instrumental in creating client strategies and has played a pivotal role in their implementation.
Orchestrating campaigns to raise funds, change perceptions, generate profile and business expansion, she has won the respect of clients, many of whom have remained loyal, long-term accounts with Indigo.
Prior to working with Indigo, Lizzy enjoyed working within a high profile environment on both the client and consultancy side, beginning her career in the Harrods press office.
Now with over 25 years’ experience within the PR industry, she has held senior posts in both London and in Scotland.
Peter Smyth, Head of Public Affairs
As Head of Public Affairs, Peter leads on delivery of Indigo’s public affairs and advocacy practice, giving clients the support they need to position themselves most effectively to deal with the issues that play out across the political, regulatory, business, community and policy-influencing spectrum.
Peter joined Indigo in 2011 from a public affairs and policy role at the Federation of Master Builders, the UK’s largest building trade association. Prior to that he was an account manager at Newsdirect, delivering bespoke parliamentary monitoring and intelligence to clients across the public and private sectors, like FSB Scotland, HBOS, BAA, Aberdeen City Council and Audit Scotland.
Leading the public affairs team, Peter ensures that all of Indigo’s clients have the tools and confidence to make their voices heard, and listened to by decision-makers.
He has shaped and guided a wide range of high profile public affairs accounts for leading business groups, pharma companies and global technology providers. His work includes corporate and third sector clients based in Scotland and throughout the UK, enjoying industry recognition with a number of campaigns, including Beating Bowel Cancer’s Access for All (Scotland) (UK-wide PR Week Award runner-up and Communiqué Award finalist, 2014) and CHAS’s Better Care for Children with Shorter Lives (CIPR Scotland Awards finalist, 2016).
Peter is a graduate of the University of St Andrews and the London School of Economics. He currently serves as a member of the national advisory committee for the Boys’ Brigade in Scotland.
Struan Stevenson, Senior EU Policy Adviser
Struan represented Scotland in the European Parliament since 1999. He retired at the Euro elections in May 2014.
As a Conservative MEP, Struan was a member and later Vice-Chair of the European People’s Party and European Democrats (EPP-ED) group, before becoming a member of the European Conservatives & Reformists Group (ECR) from 2009.
He is well known in Europe and Scotland for his in-depth knowledge and understanding of Scottish affairs. Operating in collaboration with Indigo’s Public Affairs team, Struan’s role is to help clients to navigate the European Parliament, Commission and Council as the UK Brexit negotiations progress.
Struan was a former President of the European Parliament Fisheries Committee, President of the European Parliament’s Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development Intergroup, President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq and President of the Friends of Free Iran Intergroup. He is President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association. He is also heavily committed to animal welfare issues.
I work very closely with Indigo. We share ideas and share responsibility for the development and delivery of those ideas. I’ve seen enormous benefit from the relationship; Indigo keeps me connected to the wider world and together we have been very successful