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Scott McQuade communicates and advocates in international development.

Scott McQuade's Bio:

Scott McQuade communicates evidence and policies for UNAIDS, the Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS. Formerly a communications manager for the United Nations in Germany and Japan, Scott was also a Director of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UKthe world's largest organization for marketing professionals.

Scott has advised private and public companies, charities and government organizations worldwide. He wrote speeches for Secretaries General of OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) in Austria, and was a journalist, editor and public relations consultant in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Qualified with an MBA, political science degree and professional training in negotiations, media interviews, project management, publishing and development, Scott works in public relations and political advocacy, using digital and traditional publishing and social media. Follow him on Twitter: @SEMcQ

Scott McQuade's Experience:

  • Evidence and Policy Communication Officer at UNAIDS

    Management and advocacy to expand UNAIDS leadership and support to ending the global AIDS epidemic.

  • Senior Programme Communications Adviser at UNAIDS

    Improving understanding of UNAIDS strategies and the coherence of the global AIDS response.

  • Chief, Communications Unit at United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

    Led communications for the UN programme on volunteerism. Advocacy, media and public affairs to help organizations and countries to harness and grow volunteerism for peace and development. Managed branding, stakeholder relationships, messaging and communication channels. Supported advocacy, partnerships, fundraising and development programmes in 144 countries.

  • Publications Officer & Head, UNU Press at United Nations University

    Running a global publishing business (acquisition, production, sales and marketing) from Tokyo, Japan, including digitizing production and distribution, negotiating with channel partners and finding new ways to disseminate content effectively and promote the content originator, UN University.

  • Board member at Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK

    Member of the International Board of Trustees, directing the affairs of the world's largest body of professional marketers. Devised new strategy and recruited new CEO and team to make it happen.

  • International Trustee at Chartered Institute of Marketing

    Directed the strategic development of this world-leading body for marketing professions. Recruited a new CEO, created a new organizational strategy and oversaw commercial operations (as a Director of CIM Ltd)

  • Managing Director at Platform Communications, Australia

    Launched and ran this corporate communications agency based in Melbourne, Australia. Clients in IT&C, tertiary education, health, and forestry. Served on the advisory board of a privately held IT company.

  • Consultant at

    Investor relations advisor, managing communications for the public launch of the company

  • Account Director, Investor Relations at Weber Shandwick, Australia

    Led the investor relations practice in Australia for one of the world's largest public relations and communications management firms, part of the Interpublic Group of Companies.

  • Senior Consultant at Baldwin Boyle Shand, Singapore

    Led teams providing strategic communications advice to the Singapore central bank (MAS) and Visa International Asia-Pacific during the Asian economic crisis.

  • Editor/Speechwriter at OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries), Austria

    Researched and wrote speeches for the Secretaries General of OPEC, edited publications and handled media.

  • Senior Reporter at Financial Times Group, UK

    Finance and investments writer focused on the insurance, banking, and retail financial services industries.

  • Senior Programme Communication Adviser at UNAIDS

Scott McQuade's Education:

  • Stanford University

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK)

    Concentration: Marketing (international, strategy)
  • University of Warwick - Warwick Business School

    Concentration: Finance, Marketing, Technology
  • Massey University (NZ)

    Concentration: Finance
  • Wellington Polytechnic (NZ)

    Journalism Diploma
    Concentration: Journalism (broadcast, indigenous affairs)
  • Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)

    Concentration: Political Science

Scott McQuade's Interests & Activities:

Marketing, communication, advocacy, publishing, health, investment.

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