Newgate Communications has made senior corporate and geopolitical adviser David Telling partner, with a mandate to expand upon the firm’s geopolitical and blue-chip corporate client base.
Telling joined Newgate on January 1 this year following 17 years at Bell Pottinger, where, most recently, he held a partner role. He is a strategic communications specialist with more than 30 years of experience, and has particular expertise in the Middle East and Africa. Telling’s focus in recent years has been in reputation management and foreign direct investment (FDI), overseas and in the UK.
He said: “What I enjoy most is getting to the heart of difficult reputational challenges, and delivering a clear path forward, drawing on the fullest range of communications skills and disciplines. Newgate has created an exciting, nimble and flexible business model which means it can do this better and more effectively than any other organisation.”
Gavin Devine, chief executive at Newgate, added: “We are delighted to have added a partner with David’s unique skills and track record to our team. He has an unmatched reputation for delivering strategic campaigns for clients here and across the world.”