MHP associate director Ruwan Kodikara will join Quiller Consultants in January.
Kodikara, who joined MHP as an account director in 2012 from Tetra Strategy, has nearly a decade's worth of comms experience.
He has worked for the Liberal Democrats press office on three election campaigns and is chair of the party's local organization in Kingston and Surbiton.
The hire comes as Sean Worth prepares to succeed George Bridges in the leadership of Quiller, with Bridges heading to Santander in January.
This article originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK.