Edelman’s former London GM, Alex Bigg, has been named CEO of MHP Communications.
Bigg has spent more than ten years at Edelman, heading up its public affairs and corporate and financial offerings, before being named general manager for its London office in 2013.
MHP, which is part of Engine Group, employs more than 175 people working across its disciplines of corporate affairs, health, financial, brand and design. As well as its London HQ, Bigg will also oversee MHP’s offices in Hong Kong, Sydney and Germany.
Debbie Klein, CEO of Engine Europe and Asia Pacific, said: “We are thrilled Alex is joining MHP. Alex has a very sure view of how to bring together all of MHP’s skills to capitalise on the major changes we are seeing in the industry. He is one of the most respected corporate counselors in the UK and has a proven track record of successful agency leadership.
Bigg joins MHP in a year that has seen the agency pick up a Gold Health Lion at Cannes for Missing Type, a joint Engine campaign with advertising agency WCRS, for NHS Blood and Transplant.
Klein added: “MHP has made great strides this year with the quality of work the team has been producing and the recognition it has rightfully received from its industry peers. Alex will consolidate that success and provide new drive and vision. It is going to be an exciting time.”
Bigg said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining MHP. It is an agency whose fortunes I have followed over many years. I am looking forward to working with some of the smartest people in the industry to realise the agency’s full potential and to grow the business.
“I am also excited about working alongside the other specialist companies within the wider Engine Group, who are all leaders in their own field. It’s going to be a challenging but exciting process.”