Our Founders

Winners of the ‘Least Likely To Float Something Down The Thames Award 2018’


Misha has 15 years PR experience, having worked on both global and local campaigns at Shine in London, Elan in Paris and DDB in Sydney. She is fortunate to have worked with brave clients and incredible brands that include Bacardi, Coca-Cola, Unilever, lastminute.com, Martini, Heinz, Electronic Arts and Royal Mail.

She also spent two years in-house as Head of PR at Paramount Pictures, working on some of the world’s most iconic film franchises.

In 2012, Misha joined Citizen Relations to restructure the agency and put a focus on award-winning work that delivers commercial results. It was during this time she met Joe, before co-founding The Romans in 2015.

Misha Dhanak


After board level positions in social media and digital agencies, Joe joined global PR firm Burson-Marsteller as Creative Director, working across the US and EMEA for brands such as Ford, Danone and Oakley while also sitting on WPP’s European Digital Board. Joe and Misha subsequently worked together at Citizen Relations before co-founding The Romans.

Joe has won dozens of awards including two prestigious Cannes Lions for PR. He has been elected to the Public Relations and Communications Association Council twice, most recently in 2017.

His previous judging experience includes Cannes Lions, D&AD, Dubai Lynx, Campaign, PRCA, PR Moment and PR Week.

Joe lives in London and likes old books and modern art.

Joe Mackay-Sinclair