Jephson2 (2)

Patrick Jephson

Former chief of staff to Princess Diana; corporate and brand management expert

Patrick Jephson is founding partner in a boutique communications consultancy in Washington, D.C., specializing in international high-profile, sensitive and UHNW services. With more than twenty-five years’ experience in the government, luxury and family office sectors, Patrick’s portfolio has included the UK Ministry of Defense, Hawker Beechcraft, Ferrari, Harrods and Beretta. 

He is in regular demand worldwide as an authority on corporate and individual reputation management, addressing audiences at the U.S. State Department, the American University and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.  Currently a Contributor for ABC News, Patrick has appeared on every major US network as well as the BBC and international broadcasters. A writer and presenter of prime-time documentaries, he is also a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning international feature writer.

For eight years Patrick was Princess Diana’s private secretary (chief of staff), responsible for every aspect of her public life and private organization. He travelled with the Princess to five continents, working with government officials up to and including heads of state and engaging with figures such as Hillary Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, Mother Teresa, the King of Saudi Arabia, the Emperor of Japan and prominent figures in the worlds of politics, philanthropy and the arts. Under relentless media scrutiny, his tenure covered the period of Princess Diana’s greatest popularity as well as the constitutional controversy of her separation from Prince Charles. In recognition of his personal service to the Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appointed him a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.

Patrick was born and raised in Ireland and holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Cambridge University. His family has long historical ties with the British Crown, being noted in the courts of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and William III. As an officer in the British Royal Navy he served all over the world before being selected for royal duty. A citizen of the US, UK and Ireland, he lives in greater Washington, D.C.