Good Relations appoints Rob Lester as head of crisis

Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ Rob Lester has joined Good Relations to lead the agency’s issues and crisis management offering.

Good Relations Rob Lester

Rob Lester

Lester was previously an associate director at H+K, and before that, worked as a journalist across national print and broadcast media, including The Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express and Sky.

At Good Relations, he will provide senior client counsel on accounts including Telegraph Media Group and Southeastern trains.

Lester will report to Neil Bayley, Good Relations’ corporate director.

Bayley said: “Rob has a wealth of experience in crisis comms, having worked both agency-side and as a journalist. He’s fantastically talented and we’re delighted to have him on board to lead our issues and crisis practice.”

Lester added: “I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and helping grow the corporate offering at Good Relations. The team has a reputation for delivering strong counsel and top-quality work, so I hope that my experience in issues and crisis will drive further growth.”

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