MHP Communications has unveiled Lisa Hunter, former special adviser to Iain Duncan Smith at the Department for Work and Pensions, as an associate director in its corporate affairs team.
Hunter will work on the PR firm’s political and corporate accounts, combining her experience in public affairs and media relations.
Her most recent position was head of media at Lloyd’s of London, where she worked for nearly two-and-a-half years.
Previously, she spent almost two years as special adviser to Iain Duncan Smith and was also special adviser to Jeremy Hunt between November 2011 and June 2012, during Hunt’s time as Culture, Media and Sport Secretary.
Hunter said: “I am really excited to be joining the Corporate Affairs team at MHP Communications. The company has a strong reputation for integrated work, combining expertise in both public affairs and media relations, and I look forward to applying my knowledge and experience in this new role.”
Jonathan Lomax, Head of Corporate Affairs at MHP Communications, added: “I am delighted to welcome Lisa to our team and, more widely, to MHP. Lisa’s considerable political and media skills are a perfect match for our agency offering, addressing briefs across the corporate and political spectrum.”