Grayling PA head in Scotland quits to build own firm

The head of Grayling Group's public affairs operation in Scotland

has quit.

Robbie MacDuff, MD of Edinburgh-based Strategy in Scotland, will leave

early next month.

He is understood to be moving to London to set up a new public affairs

business with Chris Lowe, who left PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was

head of public affairs, at the end of last year.

Grayling has already named MacDuff's replacement as John Macgill. He

joins at the end of this month from publishing firm Parliamentary

Communications, where he was editorial director.

Parliamentary Communications is the publisher of the European Parliament

Magazine and The House.

Macgill was formerly a reporter and producer at Scottish Television and

BBC Scotland and editor of Scottish parliamentary magazine Holyrood.

Macgill will report to Grayling Political Strategy chairman Michael


Nigel Kennedy, Grayling UK CEO, said Macgill is tasked with broadening

Strategy in Scotland's PR function.

MacDuff joined Strategy in Scotland in 1996, when it was set up in

preparation for the formation of the Scottish Parliament.

He was previously MD of the Scottish arm of disgraced lobbying firm Ian

Greer Associates.

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