GK Strategy keeps on growing with three associate directors

Written by Rod Muir on 7 November 2017 in News

Christine Quigley, Rebecca Lury and Martin Summers report into CEO Emily Wallace.

GK Strategy has hired three associate directors to take its head count up to 40 consultants.

The public affairs and strategic communications firm has brought in former Rail Delivery Group head of public affairs and ex London Young Labour chair Christine Quigley. It has also recruited Rebecca Lury from Vocalink and tapped up former BP and British America Tobacco lobbyist Martin Summers.

GK has a traditionally had number of private equity clients, but is keen to strengthen its transport, infrastructure and financial services capabilities and to keep growing its healthcare arm.

CEO Emily Wallace, said: “We’re really pleased to welcome Christine, Martin and Rebecca to GK. They all bring significant in-house and agency experience as well as strong sector knowledge in financial services, transport and infrastructure, health, energy and FMCG.

“They share our collective desire to build a more innovative offering to the marketplace that uses data and intelligence to inform everything from strategy development and issue campaigns to advisory services on sustainability issues.”

The agency, set up in 2008 by Robin Grainger and Luke Kennedy, has expanded over the last two years from 25 to 40 consultants, with former Liberal Democrat minister David Laws joining in May as a part-time adviser.

 

 

 

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