CPHPA offers political advice, media management & crisis management - for private individuals, companies, and organizations. We always work with a commercial understanding regardless the bottom line is economic or political.

The organization

Copenhagen Public Affairs is a community – a network – of highly experienced independent advisers. Each of us is a specialist in our own field, and we work both together and separately according to what the client requires.

In this way, we can always accommodate our resources, professionalism, and time according to the type of challenge our clients face.

We are ready

We solve tasks from strategic communication combined with political advice to urgent crisis management, media training and classical lobbyism.

We have no assistants, students, no large HQ, junior staff or the like. You always communicate directly with the same partner who is available 24/7.

Start by giving us a call for a confidential conversation about your current challenge.

Meet the Network

Peter Arnfeldt
Peter Arnfeldt Managing Partner

Peter works at the crossroads between politics and the media - among other things via dialogue with media, politicians and government officials. Strategy for politicians and organizations, crisis management, media training, and much more. He is a former Special Adviser and Press Officer at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Business Affairs, the Ministry of Taxation, the Ministry of Education, and former Communications Director at Dong Energy A/S (now Ørsted A/S) and VKR Holding A/S. Self-employed consultant for the past 10 years.


+45 4055 8005

Jakob Sand Kirk
Jakob Sand Kirk Partner

Jakob has extensive experience from politically led organizations and companies within the trade union movement, labor market pensions and the public housing sector. Among other things, as Deputy Director at PensionDanmark, Chief of Staff at Sampension and Head of Organization and Development at LO. Jakob is a strategic advisor with a focus on political advocacy, communication, and organizational development.


+45 6155 1577

Lars L. Nielsen
Lars L. Nielsen Partner

Lars has more than 20 years of experience in public affairs and strategic communications in a large number of sectors.

Lars has a background in the communication industry, the Danish Bankers’ Association, Head of Press and Secretariat for Det Radikale Venstre (Danish Social Liberal Party), etc. which enables him to analyze a task in depth. This skill results in targeted strategies that result in effective management or change communication.


+45 2324 3736

Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen Partner

Elsebeth provides counseling in sustainability, culture and education. She assists private and public corporations in developing sustainable strategies, get them implemented and funded. Additionally, she advises on communication to and with decision makers. Elsebeth has previously been President of Design School Kolding, Secretary-General of the Danish folk high school, member of the Danish parliament and Minister of Culture. She has been a board member of both corporations and foundations for over 30 years. Elsebeth’s focal points are strong communities, Sustainable Development Goals and ESG. Not only in words, but in actions.


+45 2012 1101

Søren Burcharth
Søren Burcharth Partner

Søren advices on leadership and stakeholder relations. He has more than 20 years of experience in management of political organizations and companies within research, culture, health and labor markets. Amongst others from ministries, The Danish Law and Economics trade union, Danish institute of technical sciences and as chief of staff in the Society of Sciences. He has a long history of experience from boards in companies, foundations and trusts.


+45 2171 0234

Lasse Charley Pedersen
Lasse Charley Pedersen Partner

Lasse has extensive experience in the Danish media world, holding various leadership positions at the country's largest news media outlets. He has worked as a journalist and editor at, among others, DR, TV2, and Ekstra Bladet, both as part of the news landscape and as a director and producer of documentaries. Today, alongside CPHPA, he is the director at Willmore and serves as an advisor for several leading media and the country's largest membership organizations. He advises on digital media, maximizing impact across various channels, and the transformation of media.


+45 2235 7715

Jens-Christian Stougaard
Jens-Christian Stougaard Partner

Jens-Christian has significant experience from, among others, the financial sector and state-owned joint-stock companies, including as the CEO of Denmark's Recovery Fund and director at PensionDanmark. Jens-Christian advises with a focus on strategy development and implementation, business development, and the transformation of business areas.


+45 6155 0373

Ditte Christensen
Ditte Christensen Partner

Ditte has more than 10 years of experience in creating results for political and commercial organizations. She advises in strategic communication, PR, debate, campaigns, social media, media training, and speechwriting. She is also an external lecturer at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Formerly: Head of international content business at Mynewsdesk and consultant at the top of the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO).


+45 2533 5622