Meet Our Team
Cross-trained in television, print and new media, Nicholas also served as a Nominated Member of the Singapore Parliament. He is keenly attuned to key issues pertaining to public relations, media management, regional politics and security, and defence. Nicholas concurrently serves as director for security and global affairs at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, and also chairs the Strategic Communications Expert Panel at Singapore’s Ministry of Defense.
Nicholas holds an MA and BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.
Before leaving his daily commute behind, Jeffrey was Director of Strategic and Public Affairs at Singapore sovereign investor Temasek, where he led global M&A communications, media relations, and crisis & issues management teams. In his 8 years with Temasek, Jeffrey planned and executed strategies on public affairs, CEO communications, issues advocacy, and stakeholder engagement in Singapore, China, US, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. He served as communications lead for Temasek where he worked alongside the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry in prolonged multilateral negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Jeffrey began his career in corporate development with a leading regional healthcare provider, before moving into consulting with a focus on financial communications.
Jeffrey holds an MA in International Relations and Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a BA in Mass Communication from RMIT University, and an Adv Dip in Procurement and Supply Management from the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management. He is effectively bilingual in English and Chinese.
At Black Dot, Samantha supervises the creation of holistic communications strategies for consumer and retail clients, and also works closely with a pool of corporate clients on issues management and branding.
Gillian has deep experience working with various B2B technology firms to execute PR campaigns and industry events within Asia-Pacific. She has worked closely with the media in Hong Kong, Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia for interviews, event coverage and thought-leadership exercises.
Organisations she has advised include the National Council of Drug Abuse, CMA CGM, Frasers Property Retail, and PhillipCapital.