Mathias leaves BBC to take consultant role at Grayling

Grayling Political Strategy has bagged the services of Welsh public affairs and political news veteran Glyn Mathias.

Grayling Political Strategy has bagged the services of Welsh public affairs and political news veteran Glyn Mathias.

Mathias started this week as a senior consultant at Grayling's Westminster Strategy and its Cardiff counterpart, Strategy Wales. He will report to Cardiff MD Huw Roberts and London's Leighton Andrews.

Mathias served as public affairs head for BBC Wales until last month.

He started that job a year ago after five years as the BBC's political editor in Wales. The Cardiff political editorship followed two years as controller of public affairs for ITN in London.

That job followed a long spell in journalism which saw Mathias serve as ITN assistant editor, as political editor in London for five years, and as an ITN lobby reporter for eight years.

Mathias will provide political analysis to Strategy clients and will work on media training. Andrews said that although Mathias would mainly work for Strategy, he may also handle projects for wider Grayling PR clients.

He is still expected to work part-time in journalism, writing a weekly column in the South Wales Echo, the newspaper on which he started his career thirty years ago.

Mathias was approached about the Grayling post by Roberts, who was head of press and PR at ITN at the same time that Mathias was controller of public affairs.

Mathias, who announced his resignation from the BBC Wales post three months ago (PR Week, 12 May), was the first to hold the post after it was created to ensure the corporation was represented to the new Welsh assembly.



Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Articles

Max Clifford trial jury to reconvene tomorrow after majority verdicts direction

Max Clifford trial jury to reconvene tomorrow after majority verdicts direction

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford on 11 charges of indecent assault has been sent home for the day after being told by the judge earlier this afternoon that he will now accept majority verdicts.

Labour "fooling themselves" over plans to combat attacks on Miliband

Labour "fooling themselves" over plans to combat attacks on Miliband

Conservative-leaning public affairs experts have questioned the value of Labour's adoption of US-style campaigning tactics in the wake of the opposition hiring election strategist David Axelrod.

PLMR appoints Professor Tim Morris as non-executive director

The vet who helped establish the British Horseracing Authority's anti-doping and animal welfare programme has joined PLMR as a non-executive director.