Hanover signs up senior News Corp lobbyist to do digital policy
Mark Burr is moving on after five years at News Corp and News UK.
Hanover Communications hired News UK lobbyist Mark Burr to be its first director of European digital policy.
Burr joins from News Corp, where he managed political relationships and policy development in London and Brussels. He worked across News UK and News Corp’s businesses for five years, most recently as deputy director of European policy for News Corp.
His newly-created role will support Hanover’s growing digital policy operations across London, Dublin and Brussels. The agency’s portfolio of technology clients in the EMEA region includes Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Sky, Three and Viacom.
In a statement on the new job, Burr said: “This is going to be a critical year, not just for politics, but also for our clients, particularly in the tech and media space. I’m thrilled to work alongside the most talented team in the industry and on behalf of an exciting roster of clients.”
Hanover founder and CEO Charles Lewington said: “These are uncertain times, particularly in the political arena. Mark’s appointment will strengthen the tech policy advisory services we offer, harnessing and bolstering the knowledge across our EMEA teams.
“On top of that, his ability to provide elegant lateral solutions to problems makes him a great fit with Hanover’s ethos of employing ‘uncommon sense’ in everything we do.”