City & Corporate: H&K hires new director

Hill & Knowlton has swooped for the ex-head of corporate at Publicasity to boost its issues and crisis team.

Duncan Gallagher will join the agency as an associate director, reporting to Tim Luckett, lead counsel, issues and crisis EMEA.

He joins H&K from Elliot People, where he had been PR director since January, charged with building a presence in the leisure, hospitality and tourism sector.

Previously, he was at Publicasity since 2004 and worked on accounts including Microsoft, Ford and Saab, as well as handling the crisis response to a £53m robbery for Securitas in 2006.

Luckett commented: 'Duncan has excellent integrated consumer and corporate issues and crisis experience, which he's gained from 16 years of working on blue chip accounts at the highest level.'

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