MHP Communications has appointed Mike Robb as managing director into the newly created role of head of financial services, reporting to CEO Alex Bigg.
Robb joins the organisation after seven years at Cicero Group where, as executive director, he sat on the board and led the company’s PR practice.
Prior to joining Cicero, he worked in the Betfair’s in-house comms team, appearing in the media as its official spokesperson. He has also worked in the US, first on the 2004 presidential election and then a 2006 senate race in Missouri for incumbent senator Claire McCaskill.
“The challenges facing the financial services sector are both significant and complex,” said Robb. “I am thrilled to be joining a business uniquely positioned with both the talent and ambition needed to meet these demands.
“MHP has an established track record of delivery and I look forward to supporting the ongoing transformation of the business and future vision, working with the team to ensure that story is told as widely as possible.”
Big added: “We are delighted to welcome Mike at an exciting time for MHP, as we continue to win new clients and build momentum across the business. His expertise and experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our offering and cement our reputation as a leader in our industry.”
Robb’s appointment follows the announcement that Nick Barron, Edelman’s former head of corporate, will be joining MHP as deputy CEO.