LONDON: UK Prime Minister David Cameron's former policy adviser Sean Worth has joined Quiller Consultants in a full-time role after spending a year consulting for MHP.
Worth stepped down as the prime minister's special adviser in June 2012 and was prevented from directly lobbying the UK government for most of his time at MHP. However, that restriction, imposed by the UK Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, expired in June.
His hire, described as a “coup” by one public affairs figure, strengthens the agency's government ties. Quiller, which does not give its staff job titles, also has former Conservative Party campaign director George Bridges among its ranks.
After leaving the prime minister's office, Worth wrote a paper for Policy Exchange calling for greater involvement of the private sector in the provision of public services.
Worth told PRWeek UK that his responsibilities at Quiller will be wide-ranging, with the 2015 general election opening up opportunities.
“There is a very important election coming up,” he said, “and there is quite a lot of confusion about what that means, for example, in terms of how another coalition would work, were it to be voted in.”
He added that “I think we'll see the election fought around issues such as the economy, consumer issues, and, of course, public services, which has been an area of focus for me.”
This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK.