BRUSSELS: Gavin Anderson & Company is planning a Europe-wide public
affairs push to strengthen its expertise in the sector.
The group, traditionally strong in corporate and financial
communications, has hired Nick Andrews to drive its public affairs
offering across Europe, heading teams in London, Brussels, Frankfurt,
Paris and Madrid.
Andrews - formerly APCO European MD of strategic communications - also
takes on the dual role of CEO for GA's Brussels office, replacing Gilles
Teisseyre, who has left to set up his own consultancy.
'Gavin Anderson essentially has three legs: financial PR; corporate
communications; and public affairs,' said Andrews. 'Public affairs is
the least developed of these and the aim is to ensure it's equally as
Andrews previously worked as Brussels director for The Rowland Company
and as a consultant with UK City PR agency Financial Dynamics.