Whale comes on board for Luther Pendragon

Issues management consultancy Luther Pendragon has replaced its managing partner with Simon Whale from Bell Pottinger public affairs.

Issues management consultancy Luther Pendragon has replaced its

managing partner with Simon Whale from Bell Pottinger public

affairs.



Whale joins Luther in the autumn, after a three-year stint on the board

of Chime Communication’s lobbying subsidiary.



Before joining Bell Pottinger, Whale worked for 11 years at public

affairs agency The Russell Partnership, rising from assistant to the MD

to taking a seat on the board as a director.



He replaces Nick Taylor as managing partner - the equivalent of an MD

position in a partnership - who is leaving the company after five

years.



Although his new position is not known, it is understood Taylor, who

began his career as a management consultant before joining Luther as

finance director, plans to leave the PR industry.



Taylor is not the only partner leaving Luther. Catherine May, a telecoms

specialist who works on the agency’s One2One and MCI Worldcom accounts,

has also resigned. She is understood to be moving to an in-house PR

role.



Founding partners George Pitcher and Charles Stewart-Smith have launched

a hunt for a replacement for May to bring the agency up to its regular

complement of six partners. Pitcher claimed he would announce more

hirings in the coming months.



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