NEWS: Political Context expands its directorial team with Dunnett

Andrew Dunnett, freelance public affairs consultant and media adviser to the Bishop of London, has joined Political Context as a director.

Andrew Dunnett, freelance public affairs consultant and media adviser to

the Bishop of London, has joined Political Context as a director.



Dunnett, 30, is one of four shareholding directors of the firm -

launched last month by former BBC head of worldwide corporate affairs,

Leighton Andrews (PR Week 26 July).



Husband and wife team Catherine Ashton and Peter Kellner - of the BBC’s

Newsnight and the Observer - joined this summer. Andrews hopes to

announce another two signings within the next few weeks.



Dunnett brings with him several former clients of his own consultancy,

Anson Dunnett Communications. They are the Commission for Racial

Equality, Edexcell (formerly BTEC) and Crime Concern.



However, the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, for whom Dunnett has

been working since his appointment in January, is likely to remain a

private client.



A theology graduate, Dunnett worked in Parliament as researcher to Tory

MP Michael Alison and to deputy speaker of the House of Lords, Professor

the Lord McColl of Dulwich. He is standing himself at the next election

as Conservative Party candidate for Birmingham Perry Bar.



Commenting on his reasons for joining Political Context, Dunnett

explained that he was attracted by ‘the reputation of the other

directors’.



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