Interel taps up Thomson
The Whitehouse Consultancy loses its second-in-command.
Interel has appointed The Whitehouse Consultancy’s second most senior lobbyist as a director in its London office.
Conservative councillor Carl Thomson makes the move after seven years at Chris Whitehouse’s agency, where he has most recently been number two to managing director Helen Munro.
Last year, Thomson was elected to the Management Committee of the Association of Professional Political Consultants. He is also a Conservative councillor on Woking Borough Council and a former Tory parliamentary candidate.
He has previously worked as a senior aide to Tory MP John Redwood. From 2004 to 2005, he also worked as a research assistant to Theresa May when the Tories were in opposition and May was a shadow cabinet minister.
According to his LinkedIn, Thomson also spent four years working "food preparation" for Burger King before heading into the world of Tory politics.
Interel said that Thomson was joining “at a time of expansion for the agency”.
Over the past year, the agency claims to have won business from CNA Financial Corporation, Serco, and a multi-country contract to support Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba in Beijing, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, London and Rome.
Thomson said: “I’m excited to be joining the Interel team. At a time when politics is being shaped by the world around us, Interel’s integrated approach and global reach means it is ideally placed to help clients develop a strategic response to Brexit and overcome legislative or regulatory challenges in whatever marketplace they operate.”
Interel managing partner George McGregor said: “We’re delighted to welcome Carl to Interel. Carl has a fantastic reputation and is committed to providing the highest quality of services to his clients.”
“We have ambitious plans for growth over the next few years and see this appointment as a way of strengthening our senior team and ensuring our clients receive the best possible advice in the post-Brexit landscape.”