Turtle Team

It has been estimated that within a couple of years, up to one-in-ten of us will be working from home for at least part of the week. Spread across the world, the Turtle Team is unique in that its members are all highly motivated, self-employed professionals who have chosen to telework from their well-equipped home offices – supported by superb collaborative ICT technology.

Some of the team are working journalists, some former senior PR agency staff and others ex-industry, commerce and professional services Marketing Directors and Managers.

They all have wide ranging professional interests and because they do not represent a permanent agency overhead, we have the flexibility to bring new specialists onto the team whenever needed – without the worry of duplicating internal staff costs. This is how Turtle Consulting Group is able to include, as part of its team, some of the best journalists in the business in almost any field.


Managing Director
A highly motivated self-starter with masses of ability, enthusiasm and drive, Philip Turtle is incisive and analytical, with director-level experience in a wide range of companies and industries. He has a successful history of solving complex business problems and a reputation for making things happen.
Katrin Naefe Account Director A native German speaker, and with a Masters degree in PR, Katrin comes from a large PR agency background with the International McCann Ericsson Group and specialises in business PR.
Jackie Thomas Placement Consultant and NLP Trainer Jackie is based in New Zealand and entered the world of management with BP Oil (UK). A highly qualified coach and NLP Master Practitioner, Jackie’s sales experience gives her the skills and tenacity that make her one of the best in the business when it comes to persuading editors to run our clients’ PR material.
Elaine Witteridge Account Manager and Placement Consultant After a career in publishing with Maclean Hunter, London, Elaine moved a few years ago into the word of PR with Turtle Consulting. Working initially as placement consultant where she has developed superb relationships with many Editors. She is now also a senior account manager.
Ian Chard
Mobile, Telecoms and IT Journalist
Former Editor of Eastern European Wireless; Southern African Wireless; Northern African Wireless and Networking+, Ian has been a journalist for over ten years. Ian’s specialist areas embrace mobile & wireless, telecoms, enterprise voice and
data networks, and biometric technologies.
Andrew Emmerson Journalist Andrew Emmerson is a seasoned editor and freelance writer with a flair for demystifying complex topics. He is a regularly commissioned writer for the Financial Times, The Times and Daily Telegraph.

Now Editor of Network Computing Magazine, Ray was VP Sales & Marketing for a software publisher before switching to journalism and management consultancy.
David Boothroyd
David Boothroyd has been a journalist for 25 years. He was editor of Asian Sources in Hong Kong, and is a Contributing Editor to New Electronics. He also writes for publications such as the Financial Times.
Mark Hillsdon
A history and politics graduate, Mark Hillsdon started his journalistic career in local papers. An accomplished journalist he writes for a number of national publications, including the Financial Times and BA in-flight magazines.
Linda Moore
Linda has 22 years experience of working with technology and users. A successful sales and marketing career was followed by a period of hands-on consultancy and management posts. Linda’s feature writing appears in more than 40 titles Information Age, Mobile Business and the Guardian. She has been managing editor for three business publications.
Gary Flood
Gary Flood has been a writer and editor since 1989, when he moved into journalism following a stint at systems house Logica. His work regularly appears in magazines ranging from Financial Director to Retail.
Valérie Sontot
Account Manager
Based in Brussels, Valérie has 13 years experience in PR, both in agency and in-house. She worked in England, France and Ireland and has acquired multi sector expertise in both B2B and B2C, telecom, culture, industry etc. She is also familiar with Pan European campaign coordination.
Sara Teiger
Account Manager
With a degree in Psychology, Sara has worked with Turtle since 1997. She is an accomplished account manager and imaginative journalist.