A Global Stage


CEO of Global Citizen Hugh Evans (left) and CEO of Teneo Declan Kelly  onstage during Global Citizen VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, USA on May 8, 2021

Last night/this morning.

Declan Kelly has lost his board seat at the campaign group Global Citizen and ceded some of his responsibilities as head of the PR strategy company Teneo after allegations of drunken misconduct at a fundraising concert.

Mr Kelly, a brother of Labour Party leader Alan Kelly, served as then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s envoy to Northern Ireland during President Obama’s administration.

Via Financial Times:

Five people briefed on the matter said Kelly behaved inappropriately at a party on May 2 linked to the high-profile concert put on by Global Citizen. It was chaired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and featured artists including Jennifer Lopez.

Two of these people and one person with direct knowledge claimed that the inappropriate behaviour included the non-consensual touching of a number of women.

“At a large cocktail party that evening attended by dozens of people including Global Citizen board members and guests, Mr Kelly became inebriated and behaved inappropriately towards some women and men at the event,” said a spokesperson for Kelly, who added that he “deeply regrets his actions” and had apologised to those he had offended.


Teneo chief ousted from charity after allegations of drunken misconduct (FT)


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6 thoughts on “A Global Stage

  1. RTE Canteen CEO


    Where do these people think they are? At an RTE retirement party? Social distancing and drink… great combo.

  2. Johnny

    Doug Band, who co-founded Teneo with Declan Kelly and Paul Keary resigned over the holidays,after VF published this confession.

    “Now, for the first time since leaving Clinton’s orbit, Band goes on the record about his days in Clintonworld”


    -that leaves Keary,is this really what he wants to be doing,some legacy one drunk of a partner another having a public mid-lifer,now about Jason….


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