Perrior returns to old agency InHouse as chair
Perrior left iNHouse Communications last year to work in Number 10.
Theresa May’s former communications director is returning to the agency she helped to set up as its first chair.
Katie Perrior is taking on the new role at iNHouse Communications as she builds what colleagues described as "a portfolio career outside government".
Perrior set up iNHouse in 2006 with fellow Tory staffer Jo Tanner. She quit as May’s comms chief earlier this year and recently hit out at May’s joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, telling Radio 4 that the atmosphere in the meetings would be "great" if the pair weren't there and "terrible" if they were.
Commenting on her new role, Perrior said: "Over the past year I have occupied a top seat at the heart of government, leading the communications strategy domestically and abroad as well as understanding how government really works. I hope to bring my knowledge to iNHouse as its first chair, supporting the company I helped establish as it enters this exciting time.”
It comes after PAN revealed that InHouse had recently appointed Fleishman Hillard Fishburn head of public affairs Michelle Di Leo as a partner.
Founding partner Tanner said: “After significant growth in recent months, we have decided to invest heavily to bolster our senior counsel and ensure we can continue to provide our clients with the best advice and support.
"I am thrilled Katie is coming back to the company as chair, enhancing the fantastic offer we now provide…. I cannot wait to see what heights the company will reach with Michelle and Katie joining our already fantastic team.”