Honours and Awards

Anthony Bailey  has been awarded several national and international honours in recognition of his professional, inter-faith and charitable work.
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Anthony Bailey was born in London in January 1970 to a British father and Irish mother. He was married in 2007 and has one son.

Anthony studied at The Douay Martyrs School in Ickenham, Middlesex from 1981-1988. From 1988-1991 Anthony studied at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and graduated in Contemporary Eastern and Central European Studies.

Anthony also studied in Bulgaria at the St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo and Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and later at Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary (formerly Budapest University of Economics).

Anthony has been elected a full member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations of the United Kingdom (CIPR) in 1997 and the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) in 1996. Anthony  was also elected from 2004-2005 as a member of the IPRA United Kingdom Committee. In 2017 Anthony was elected a member of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII).

He is a Life Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce (RSA) and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine.

Anthony was granted the Freedom of the City of London in November 2004, was elected a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Loriners in January 2005 and the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers in 2014. In 2013 Anthony was granted the Freedom of the City of Glasgow and the Gratitude of the City of Tirana.

He was a freelance journalist for a number of national and international newspapers and magazines from 1988-1998.

Anthony is actively engaged in charitable and cultural initiatives in the Caribbean for many years. In 2014 Anthony lead a significant charitable programme in Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada and St Lucia which include contributions towards the restoration of historic places of worship in Castries, Roseau and St John’s, renovating and constructing school buildings, an old people’s home, a youth centre and community outreach centre.

Anthony is a known supporter of Britain’s membership of the European Union and the Commonwealth. He is Co-President of British Influence since 2015.

In 2010 Anthony was appointed Special Envoy of His Excellency Filip Vujanović, President of Montenegro, for the Middle East and North Africa and Ambassador-at-Large with responsibility for forging greater political, economic and cultural ties between Montenegro and the Arab world.

Since 1988 Anthony has advised both state authorities and private enterprises in over sixty-six countries of the world in the field of communications, crisis management and diplomacy.

In 2010 he was appointed to the committee of the European Atlantic Group.

In 2000 he was appointed the Deputy Secretary-General of the International Gold Mercury.

Among Anthony’s previous appointments were: Between 2011-2015 appointed to the British Board of Co-operation Ireland, a member of the High Council for Foreign Direct Investment (HCFDI) – a body of the Invest in Portugal government agency which works to encourage direct investment into Portugal (appointed in January 2006); Chief Policy Adviser of the Board of Directors of the international think tank, the Foreign Policy Centre (2006-2010); and service as a Principal Press Secretary for the Peruvian Government at the GATT-WTO Summit in Morocco (appointed in 1994).

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