Will Whitehorn is the former Corporate Affairs and Brand Development Director for Virgin and was once described as Sir Richard Branson’s “right hand man”.
Talent spotted by Sir Richard Branson in 1987, Will joined the Virgin Group where he rose to become Group Corporate Affairs and Brand Development Director. In this role he was the official spokesman for the company and a trusted advisor to Sir Richard. Whilst at Virgin he was responsible for Virgin’s revolutionary approach to PR and building an admired brand.
More recently Will ran Virgin Galactic, the commercial space flight project that has made headlines. His first-hand experience of running industrial design projects includes the development of Virgin’s Pendolino and the Virgin Atlantic Flyer composite aircraft. Still a trusted advisor to Sir Richard and the Former President of Virgin Galactic, Will sits on the Science and Technology Facilities Council, and the UK Government funding body for scientific research in the UK.
Sharing his insights into the Virgin story, Will offers a detailed analysis of how the online industry and innovation across all business functions within Virgin has impacted on consumers and brands. In his presentations, he also explains the importance of online industry, PR and innovation and how they can be used to create a competitive edge in business, making him one of the most highly sought after motivational speakers on the circuit.