Vyvyan Kinross

Caterpillar Factory author, Vyvyan Kinross

Vyvyan Kinross is an experienced PR advisor who co-founded his own PR and marketing consultancy, helping establish it as a UK Top 50 firm in its field.

Since 2003 Vyvyan has focused on training and coaching PR professionals in a wide range of workplace skills. He has developed training programmes at all levels of the profession across the UK and abroad, including western and eastern Europe, the USA, Africa and the Middle East, in cities including Kabul, Lagos, New York, Bahrain and Moscow.

Vyvyan started his career as a journalist with IPC Business Press, specialising in Middle East trade, economics, health and transport issues. He travelled widely in the region as a reporter and feature writer, including to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria and the West Bank. In 1981, he reported on the Iran Iraq war and, whilst at IPC Business Press, Vyvyan was nominated as feature writer of the year. He has a degree in Modern Arabic Studies from the University of Durham.

Vyvyan is a member of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and a member of the Faculty of the Management School London, teaching a wide variety of PR related subjects.

In 2011, he helped design new PR systems and processes for the Government of Abu Dhabi in the UAE. He has authored content on effective communications and the written word for the UK’s PR Higher Apprenticeship scheme, designed to attract more school leavers and greater diversity of young people into the PR profession.

Most recently Vyvyan has been a senior advisor with the Copenhagen based United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), working with the Palestinian Authority on a major PR and communications programme.

He is married with two children and lives in west London.