Newgate appoints former Wales Office special adviser

Newgate Communications has appointed Dr Tomos Davies, a former Wales Office special adviser, as associate partner within its public affairs team.

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Dr Tomos Davies

Davies will advise clients on the threats and opportunities emerging from the changing political landscape. Along with associate partner Gareth Jones, he will report to Simon Gentry, who was recently-appointed as a partner in the consultancy’s public affairs practice.

Davies has worked with two UK cabinet ministers: Rt Hon. Stephen Crabb MP and his successor Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP.

Gavin Devine, chief operating officer at Porta Communications plc, Newgate’s parent company, said: “We are delighted to have recruited Tomos to join our team. He has unique insight into the way this Conservative Government operates, as well as a deep understanding of the way politics and regulation impacts on business. He is also a very, very smart guy, and a great addition to the Newgate family.”

Gentry added: “Having Tomos as part of our team cements our position as one of the leading integrated agencies in the UK. In addition to his hugely useful insights into the national Government, Tomos of course also knows the administration in Cardiff which is a huge benefit to Newgate’s local engagement specialists PPS Group too. It’s exciting to have him on the team.”

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