Ocean Giants Trust is very sad to have lost the friendship, wisdom and expertise of Adrian Rowbotham, who died in June 2018.
Adrian started his career with J Walter Thompson in Paris and London, finding his feet on the creative and television side writing, and later producing, award-winning campaigns for very well known brands.
Aged 30, he formed his own company specialising in using television to assist beleaguered corporations with strategic and public relations issues. Later he extended the use of television for advocacy, as opposed to brand positioning, and directed his own films working with many high profile corporations, and organisations including UNICEF, and petitioning the Davos World Economic Summit on relieving poverty. Interpreting policies and changing attitudes was a hallmark of Adrian’s work, which was relevant, practical, and always undertaken with total commitment.
Adrian volunteered his time and skills generously. He was a trustee of the Blue Cross for many years, and in 2016 agreed to become a trustee of Ocean Giants Trust. He was kind enough to professionally produce a flagship film for us which will be used both to educate and to attract donors to Ocean Giants Trust’s cause. As a token of our respect, friendship and gratitude for all that he has done for us, we have dedicated the film to his memory.
A encounter with Adrian always left one with a renewed sense of well-being and optimism. A remarkable, gentle and mischievous man who we shall miss enormously. Adrian is survived by his wife Felicity and his children Leo and Alice.