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.