Hume Brophy boss Robert Condon quits to join tech giant
Condon has been appointed head of government affairs at Hume Brophy client VMaware.
Hume Brophy managing director Robert Condon has quit the agency to head up government relations for tech firm VMware.
Condon joined Hume Brophy ten years ago as an associate partner and was made managing director in 2013.
At VMware he takes the newly-created role of head of government relations & public policy EMEA. The California-based firm is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies that provides cloud computing and platform virtualization software and services.
It has over 22,000 employees worldwide, a market capitalisation of about $55 billion and revenues of over $8 billion. The firm currently uses Hume Brophy for public affairs support in the UK and APCO in Brussels.
In the new role, Condon leads VMware’s efforts in the UK and at the EU institutions in Brussels, in key markets such Germany, France, Italy, Ireland and Bulgaria and across EMEA.
He said: “I hugely admire VMware, their people and their culture of ‘innovate in everything,’ and I’m thrilled to join the team. VMware is a pillar of the world’s digital architecture and is admired as a B2B and B2G innovator and thought leader. They’re dynamic, creative and get things done.
“I also wanted to work in the most exciting, fast-changing and fast-growing sector in business and in corporate affairs – tech – and VMware is leading the way.”
His departure is a blow for Hume Brophy which has been steadily growing its public affairs firepower since Condon became managing director. In 2013, the firm listed seven public affairs staff and nine public affairs clients on the APPC register. It now lists 12 public affairs staff and 24 public affairs clients.
Hume Brophy recently named former Conservative MP James Wharton as its first corporate and public affairs chairman.