Grayling Political Strategy CEO set to depart agency

Grayling Political Strategy (GPS) CEO Leighton Andrews is quitting the

agency this week to spend more time writing books, lecturing and living

in his native Wales.

Grayling group CEO Nigel Kennedy said division chairman Michael Burrell

would take a more hands-on role in managing the agency. Burrell has

taken on an ambassadorial and acquisitional role for the company in the

last two years. No successor is being sought yet, Kennedy said.

Andrews has been at GPS, and subsidiary Westminster Strategy, since that

firm's then parent, Lopex, bought the agency he founded, Political

Context, in 1999, three years after launch. Prior to starting his own

agency, Andrews was PA head at the BBC.

The Westminster University visiting professor, and author of Wales Says

Yes (1999), said he planned to spend less time in London.

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