Guto Harri joins Hanover as senior adviser

Hanover has appointed Guto Harri as senior adviser to provide senior counsel to their roster of blue chip clients in Europe and Middle East.

Currently a contributing political editor of GQ, a director of S4C television and director of the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival, Harri spent 18 years as a reporter and presenter at the BBC before leaving to become spokesman and director of external affairs for Boris Johnson during his first term as Mayor of London.

He then worked for NewsUK as director of communications and corporate affairs and has spent the last two years as managing director of external communications at Liberty Global.

Harri said: “The challenges, energy, wisdom and experience at Hanover is not only impressive but inspiring and I look forward to working more closely and regularly with the fabulous people I’ve recently met, and those I have known and respected for many years”.

Charles Lewington, Hanover’s founder and CEO, added: “Guto is a fantastic professional who has a uniquely deep understanding of politics, media and the corporate world, backed by years of experience.

“His particular expertise in media and telecoms helps reinforce Hanover’s position as a leading consultancy for brand, employee engagement, corporate PR and regulatory support for tech businesses.”

By Alister Houghton

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