Rory is a Special Advisor to FIPRA International since 2005 and is FIPRA’s US (West Coast) representative based in California. Rory has more than 20 years experience in all aspects of public relations and media handling, including public affairs and investor relations covering IPOs, crisis management, mergers & acquisitions, as well as new company and product launches in the UK and USA. Rory grew and managed the West Coast client teams for major international corporations including AMD, Microsoft, Compaq, FedEx, Tenet Healthcare, GeoLogistics, Bombardier, as well as Internet and high technology start-ups. Prior to this, Rory spent over 10 years in London specializing in financial public relations during the UK governments privatization program. Through this direct experience, Rory has covered public affairs and regulatory issues in a number of different sectors including finance, transport, healthcare, tourism, intellectual property rights and high technology. Rory graduated in Geography and Economics from University College, London and lives in California.