WPI Strategy boosts Labour creds with hire of ex-Harriet Harman aide
Max Wilson is moving on from the Back Heathrow campaign.
WPI Strategy has hired former Labour adviser Max Wilson as an account director.
Wilson joins the agency set up by Nick Faith and Sean Worth from his role as head of communications at the Back Heathrow campaign.
Before joining Back Heathrow in 2015, Wilson spent five months as a senior adviser to Harriet Harman during her stint as interim leader of the Labour party.
He was also head of campaigns at the Parliamentary Labour Party's political services unit, where he worked with the Shadow Cabinet on devising and implementing a range of campaigns including National Apprenticeship Week and Small Business Saturday.
WPI Strategy was recently identified by PAN as one of the ‘disruptor’ lobbying firms shaking up the old order in public affairs. It has carried campaigns for number of organisations including British Land, Vodafone, Mace and Homes for the North.
While the agency has gained a reputation for having strong links to the Tory party, it has been notably light on the Labour aide - although WPI does count former Tony Blair aide John McTernan as an associate.
Commenting on the new hire, Faith said: “We are delighted to welcome someone with Max’s first class political and communications experience to our fantastic team.”