Caroline Wunnerlich

Chair, Brussels Advisory Board

Caroline has over 30 years of experience in public affairs and communications consulting, and has advised clients from across a number of sectors on strategy, issues management, corporate reputation and effective interest representation at EU level.

Caroline originally joined the firm in 1992, becoming Managing Director of the GPC Brussels office in 1998. She oversaw the integration of GPC into FleishmanHillard’s global network in 2000 and the opening of the Berlin office in 2001. In 2006, Caroline joined the EMEA Senior Management Team – receiving the John D. Graham Award for Excellence that same year – and in 2010, was promoted to EVP & Regional Director EMEA. Caroline represented the firm to collect the Holmes Report ‘Global Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year’ award in 2012 and attended the World Economic Forum in Davos as a member of the Omnicom delegation in 2013 and 2015. She was a member of the CEO’s global Cabinet from 2017-2018, where among other initiatives, she applied her expertise and many years of focus on our people toward refreshing the global FH culture.  In May 2019 Caroline was appointed Chair of the Brussels Advisory Board.

In 2016, Caroline was nominated to Politico’s Top 20 “Women Who Shape Brussels” and received the prestigious personal award for “Outstanding Contribution” to the industry at the EuroPAwards.  Caroline has served on a number of professional bodies including IPRA (International Public Relations Association), and EPACA (European Public Affairs Consultancies Association) where she was Vice Chair from 2010-2015.   She is a member of the American European Community Association, Cercle Lorraine, and the Cambridge Society in Brussels, and is a Friend of the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel and of Musica Mundi asbl.

Caroline is a graduate of Cambridge (UK) and Heidelberg universities, and is married with three children.