Luke Herbert leaves UK government affairs role at Jaguar Land Rover for Madano

Luke Herbert has left his role as head of UK government affairs at Jaguar Land Rover after seven years, joining Madano as a director in the agency's energy practice.

Luke Herbert: Joins Madano's growing Energy Practice
Luke Herbert: Joins Madano's growing Energy Practice
His appointment follows that of former Department of Energy and Climate Change head of news Nick Turton last year. Turton has since been promoted to lead the practice.

Prior to Jaguar Land Rover, Herbert worked in public affairs roles for The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and as environmental adviser to the Department for International Development, and Shell.

Madano has also announced the appointment of Philip Armstrong, previously at National Grid and Camargue PR, as an account director. Two other account executives have also been appointed: Jack Thompson from PPS Group and Matthew Dolman from previous roles in Parliament.

Madano managing partner Michael Evans said: "The expansion of our specialist energy practice is based on the successful growth and diversification of our client base. It’s underpinned by our compelling offer, expertise and ability to recruit the very best people in the industry".

Herbert said: "Madano's intelligent and consummate approach to communications was a huge attraction for me and its clients are at the forefront of the greatest challenges in energy, industry and the environment in this century."

Recent account wins for Madano include VINCI Energies for a UK and Ireland brief, management support firm AECOM for comms services to the Norwegian Government’s international climate and forest initiative, and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts for the implementation of the European Commission’s Copernicus Earth Observation Programme.

PRWeek asked Jaguar Land Rover about Herbert’s successor but had received no reply at the time of publication.

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