Public Affairs Awards Europe Judges 

If you would like to nominate a colleague to be a judge, or to put yourself forward, please email

Mark Dober

Ellwood Atfield

Mark Dober leads the Brussels office of headhunting firm Ellwood Atfield.  He also publishes which helps clients identify, compare and choose the top consultancies in Brussels.  He was previously APCO’s first employee in Europe and set up their Brussels office in 1995, acting as Managing Director in various roles until 2010.

Russell Patten

CEO and Chairman of European Public Affairs

Russell is the CEO of Grayling Belgium since 2003 when he joined the consultancy and the Chairman of Grayling’s PA network across Europe.

He has 30 years of Brussels/European/international governmental relations/GR, public affairs (PA) and Public Relations/PR experience and has worked for both private & public organizations such as DHL, AbbVie, Nissan, PepsiCo, Roche, the WHO, several patient associations including the European  Parkinson’s Disease Association, the European Commission and the Japanese Government & Ministries.

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