Fishburn Hedges public affairs chair to step down

LONDON: Fishburn Hedges public affairs chairman and special adviser John Williams has decided to step down after two years in the role.

LONDON: Fishburn Hedges public affairs chairman and special adviser John Williams has decided to step down after two years in the role.

Williams co-founded Fishburn Hedges and returned to the firm in 2011 as group director of strategic planning following a period spent working in various non-executive roles. He said he was planning to semi-retire, but would continue to take on advisory work.

He will leave at the end of the week, and then take an “overdue” vacation.

“The job is never quite done, but after two years of providing a supportive role, I have a hankering to get back to the diversity of portfolio life,” he said. “I'm leaving the teams in good shape. No one ever quite retires, and I plan to get a portfolio of some advisory work, but nothing formal, and this is my last big job.”

Fishburn Hedges recently appointed David Skelton, former deputy director of think tank Policy Exchange, as a senior adviser.

This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK.

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