PR guru resigns after drunken episode at charity fund-raiser hosted by Harry and Meghan
Drunken episode: Teneo chief exec Declan Kelly
A public relations guru who advised some of the world’s most powerful executives has quit his post at a charity after a drunken episode at a fund-raising concert.
Declan Kelly, chief executive of Teneo, ‘behaved inappropriately towards some women and men’ at a Global Citizen event last month, his spokesman admitted.
The star-studded gathering in Los Angeles was chaired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and featured music performances by Jennifer Lopez and Foo Fighters.
The concert – called Vax Live – was meant to rally financial support for the global Covid-19 vaccination effort.
But following Kelly’s drunken behaviour at a cocktail party attended by ‘dozens of people including Global Citizen board members and guests’, he was removed from the charity’s board, the Financial Times reported.
Kelly ‘deeply regrets his actions’, his spokesman said, adding that Kelly was ‘committed to sobriety’ and is undertaking counselling.