LONDON: Pete Digger will join MHP next month, having spent the past year leading Good Relations' public affairs work in the wake of Bell Pottinger's managed buyout.
Before this, he had been AstraZeneca's head of government relations and external affairs in the UK since 2008.
He will report to MHP CEO Gavin Devine, who praised his "deep experience" in the industry.
“He has a background combining public affairs work with health work and integrated corporate campaigns,” Devine said. “We are all about integration and not siloing our businesses, and we think [Digger] really hits the sweet spot when it comes to this.”
Before going in-house at AstraZeneca, Digger spent three years as deputy MD of global government relations at DLA Piper.
PRWeek UK also revealed on Tuesday that two former heads of MHP Health Mandate have teamed up with ex-government health adviser Bill Morgan to launch a consultancy.
This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK.