Public Affairs: The Week in Lobbying

Cicero Consulting has appointed financial journalist Nicola York as head of thought leadership and content.

York was previously the editor of Global Financial Strategy for two years, reporting on the banking industry, and before that worked at Money Marketing.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has recruited Paul Reynolds as public affairs director, with effect from 1 May. Reynolds will be joining from the Pension Protection Fund, where he is director of corporate affairs.

UKPAC chairman Elizabeth France has suggested that government ministers should face sanctions for dealing with any lobbyists not signed up to a government-backed register. France proposed the idea during a recent appearance in front of the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee. The end date for the consultation, which is led by MP Mark Harper, is 13 April.

Philip Morris has appointed Andrew Cave as manager, regulatory comms. He makes the move from his role as head of external affairs and chief spokesman at the Federation of Small Businesses. Cave, a former Conservative Party adviser, has left the trade body after four years.

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