Hanover has named Blue Rubicon’s former chairman, Alastair Gornall, as its first non-executive chair, as part of the agency’s international expansion plans.
Gornall founded and was CEO of Consolidated Communications Group, as well as chief executive of Reed Exhibitions. He was chairman of Blue Rubicon between 2012 and 2015.
He is also currently non-exec chairman of consumer shop Finn PR and creative content agency The Moment.
At Hanover, Gornall will guide the board on its plans for international expansion, capital raising and acquisitions.
Charles Lewington, Hanover founder and MD, said: “It is hard to think of a more experienced PR industry chairman to advise on our strategic development and help power up growth for the next five years.
“We are now a Top 30 PR Week agency with revenues growing in excess of 20% a year and founders will benefit from Alastair’s wisdom when thinking through the big decisions.”
Gornall added: “Hanover is fast becoming the leading independent strategic communications consultancy in the UK and Europe and I am hugely excited about its potential and the chance to work with its impressive management team.”