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    Intelligent Emotion

    Intelligent Emotion is run by communications and engagement experts Anthony Burrows and Oliver Strong who work with a flexible, specialist and trusted team of engagement, internal communications, change, leadership, facilitation and coaching associates.


Anthony Burrows

Anth is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Intelligent Emotion and is passionate about people and helping them fulfill their potential. He is obsessed with communication and improving things. He loves language and speaks French, Spanish and Italian having studied them at Durham University and after living abroad in South America and Spain amongst other places.

He has worked in financial services for over 17 years and is not your typical financial services person. Anthony is creative, dynamic and likes to push boundaries. He loves fashion and counts personal styling among his varied hobbies.

He has worked as Group Head of Internal Communications and Engagement in a number of important financial services companies and his career highlights to date have been leading RSA Insurance to reach world-class levels of engagement in just 3 years and helping Allied Irish Bank deliver one of the biggest increases in engagement over two years of any company in Europe. He lives in South West London with his Spanish partner.



Oliver Strong

Ollie is the Co-Founder and a Managing Partner of Intelligent Emotion with a passion for helping organisations from all sectors shift internal communications and engagement firmly into the role of critical strategic enabler. He loves to get the creative mind buzzing – generally helped by several dozen skinny lattes.

With nearly 20 years experience in internal communications, change communications, engagement, investor relations, employer branding and external communications, Oliver has been trusted advisor to FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 executives, from travel, to property, to automotive and financial services. He has led global communications teams and has picked up awards along the way, most notably the overall CIPD Winners Award while leading the global internal communications and engagement function at RSA Insurance.

Oliver has a BA in Modern History from Oxford University and was drawn to communications through research for his Masters dissertation at Durham University. He lives with his growing tribe in Cambridge and to unwind can be found in his art studio doing battle with oils.