Former Market Access managing director Peter Simmonds may be joining his
former colleague Jeremy Galbraith at Burson-Marsteller’s government and
public affairs department.
Simmonds is believed to be talking to B-M about joining as a consultant
to the department which is headed by Galbraith.
Simmonds left Market Access a year ago after an eight year stint at the
lobbying company. His departure was prompted by a disagreement over the
future direction of the company following its acquisition by advertising
and marketing group Omnicom.
Simmonds has been serving out a one-year gardening leave as part of his
Galbraith, a former deputy MD at Market Access, was appointed head of B-
M’s government and public affairs division in May last year. He was
joined by former MAI colleague Sarah Walker and has since built up an
18-strong team. The department has just been appointed by the British
Neither Simmonds nor Galbraith, were available to comment and B-M would
not confirm it was talking with Simmonds.
Meanwhile, B-M’s government affairs department is looking for premises
in the Westminster area to set up satellite offices closer to