Lansons has appointed James Dowling to a newly-created head of public policy role, to strengthen the consultancy’s capability in the public affairs, policy and government relations space.
Dowling was most recently director in FleishmanHillard Fishburn’s corporate team which he joined in 2011. Prior to that, he spent five years at HM Treasury running the Finance Bill team, before becoming head of the insurance sector policy division.
He will lead the existing policy specialists at Lansons, reporting into director Ralph Jackson.
Jackson said: “We are delighted to have recruited James; he brings both political insight and advice with a deep understanding of public policy. He will be an excellent addition to the team, with his experience at the Treasury in particular an invaluable asset to our existing clients and to aid business development.”
Dowling added: “I am thrilled to have joined Lansons. It’s a great time to be joining a growing consultancy and an excellent established team. I was attracted to the firm because it has a very clear vision for the future and strong values. I’m pleased to be able to work with their existing clients, and look forward to helping to the grow business further.”