Newgate hires former KGA managing partner Terence Foo to launch Singapore office

Newgate Communications has brought in former Kreab Gavin Anderson managing partner Terence Foo to open a new Singapore office.

Singapore: Newgate opens new office
Singapore: Newgate opens new office

The Porta Communciations-owned firm has opened its second Asian office, which will have an initial team of six consultants, following its establishment of a Hong Kong business in January.

Foo joins the agency alongside former KGA contemporaries Fergus Wylie, Porta Communications’ director of international development, and Richard Barton, Newgate managing partner and leader of its Hong Kong office.

Foo had been at KGA’s Singapore business for 13 years before leaving in December alongside a number of senior exits from the agency.

David Wright, CEO of Porta Communications said: 'The opening of our Singapore office is an important development in Newgate’s growth strategy, following on from Hong Kong earlier in the year. We are now present in two of the key financial and commercial hubs in Asia, supported by an impressive affiliate network.'

The Singapore office will provide services across corporate comms, capital markets transaction comms, investor relations and public affairs.

Foo, who will be a managing partner of Newgate, commented: ‘Newgate is one the fastest growing communications consultancies, with a client service ethos and global ambition that matches our own.

‘Our Singapore team consists of some of the most seasoned and well-connected public relations practitioners in this market. We will be able to offer clients the benefit of our broad-ranging experiences, as well as a singular focus on providing the highest levels of service and advice. I believe this will be an unrivalled offering in this market.’

Newgate was launched by AIM-listed Porta in September 2011 and now has offices in London, Edinburgh, Brussels, Frankfurt, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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