Ex-Tory chairman takes senior adviser post with Tulchan
Andrew Feldman is the second associate of David Cameron to sign for the City agency.
The life peer and former Conservative party chairman Andrew Feldman is joining Tulchan Communications as a senior adviser.
Lord Feldman is one of a clutch of hires at the firm which recently signed up David Cameron’s former press secretary Graeme Wilson as partner.
He has been a close friend of Cameron since they were tennis partners at Oxford University. He is also said to have persuaded Cameron to stand as the dark horse candidate for the Tory leadership in 2005.
The hire is controversial as the code of conduct for lobbyists drawn up by Association of Professional Political Consultants stipulates that firms must not employ any MP, MEP or sitting Peer. But Tulchan is not a member of the APPC so does not have to adhere to the code.
The new job is one of a number of advisory posts occupied by the multi-millionaire former Tory chairman.
Tulchan was founded in 2000 by Andrew Grant, a former partner at the financial lobbying powerhouse Brunswick. The Fleet Street-based agency specialises in financial communications but has been focused on building its policy advisory practice over the past few years.
It has also hired Catherine James, former director of investor relations at Diageo, as a senior consultant and Sue Clark, former corporate affairs chief of ScottishPower and SABMiller, as a non-executive director.
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