Independent international comms consultancy Hume Brophy has hired The Communication Group’s Chris Martin as a director in its UK public affairs division.
Martin has some ten years’ consultancy experience and joins Hume Brophy after four years as a group board director and head of public affairs at The Communication Group. He previously worked for ASDA Walmart as a senior comms manager and spent three years at Bell Pottinger.
He has particular experience in infrastructure, property and planning, which complements HB’s current experience in retail, food and drink, energy and transport, and “presents significant opportunity for new business growth in these areas.”
Robert Condon, managing director of UK public affairs, said: “Chris is an exceptional public affairs consultant whose knowledge and experience will add great value to our client work – we are delighted to appoint such a senior practitioner to the Hume Brophy team in London. Having grown our UK public affairs practice by almost 50% during an election year, Chris will counsel current Hume Brophy clients and will bring us into new sectors during an exciting time in public affairs, and for our firm.”
Martin will join Hume Brophy next month, and said: “Clients increasingly require integrated communications campaigns which combine public affairs, PR and investor relations, and Hume Brophy’s ability to seamlessly deliver this across several markets makes it stand-out.”
Martin’s appointment follows Hume Brophy’s recent hire of former UK Employment Minister, Rt Hon Esther McVey, and Roudie Shafie, a principal advisor to Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.