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Phil Hall, Chairman

PHA Media founder and Chairman

PHA Media founder and Chairman Phil Hall is an award winning journalist with over 30 years of experience.

As a journalist, Phil rose to be editor of Britain’s biggest selling newspaper for five years before taking up the reins as editor-in-chief of the world’s most well known celebrity magazine, Hello! He later became editorial director of development for Trinity Mirror, Europe’s largest newspaper publishing group.  Phil now has a reputation as a thought leader in the Communications sector with a wide reaching reputation and has recently been elected as member of the Council for the industry leading body, the PRCA.

Phil regularly features as a media commentator for BBC, ITN, Sky News, Radio 5 Live and LBC and has written for various titles including the Independent and the Guardian.

As well as his wealth of journalism experience across all sectors of the media Phil has held influential positions on the Press Complaints Commission the industry’s regulator, first as a senior representative of the newspaper industry and then for an unprecedented time as the representative of the magazine world. This combined experience means that Phil has a second to none understanding of how the media works at all levels. Which is why Phil has been called on to represent clients as part of an integrated team with some of the country’s top media lawyers on some of the media’s highest profile stories.

As our Chairman, Phil specialises in reputation management and when called for, crisis management, advising high profile businesses and personalities on how to best engage with the media including increasingly the online community. He is well known for his success in both protecting and enhancing reputations.