Baverstock quits LLM for MD role at Bell Pottinger

Paul Baverstock, the management consultant who helped Lawson Lucas Mendelsohn rebuild its business after lobbygate, has been poached by rival Bell Pottinger public affairs.

Paul Baverstock, the management consultant who helped Lawson Lucas

Mendelsohn rebuild its business after lobbygate, has been poached by

rival Bell Pottinger public affairs.



He joins Bell Pottinger public affairs - the agency which LLM founders

Neal Lawson and Ben Lucas split from to start up on their own two years

ago - on 18 October as managing director.



Baverstock quit his post as LLM chief executive after 14 months last

week and is now on gardening leave.



His move is the first in a raft of managerial changes planned by Bell

Pottinger chairman Lord Bell. He has just promoted consultant Kevin

Murray to the new post of Bell Pottinger Consultants MD.



Baverstock’s appointment means current public affairs managing director

Kevin Bell moves over to become deputy chairman. Bell will concentrate

on client and new business development, handing over the agency’s

day-to-day management to Baverstock. Both will report to Stephen

Sherbourne.



Lord Bell said: ’I wanted somebody with more of a focus on management,

and we picked Paul because he did the turnaround job at LLM.’



Part of Baverstock’s brief will be to grow the business, including

looking at establishing closer links with Edinburgh and Brussels.



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