SINGAPORE: Newgate Communications has hired former Kreab Gavin Anderson managing partner Terence Foo to open a Singapore office.
The Porta Communications-owned firm has opened its second Asian office, which will have an initial team of six consultants, following the launch of a Hong Kong business in January.
Foo has joined the agency alongside former KGA colleagues Fergus Wylie, Porta Communications' director of international development, and Newgate managing partner and Hong Kong office leader Richard Barton.
Foo had worked in KGA's Singapore business for 13 years before leaving in December along with a number of senior executives from the agency.
“The opening of our Singapore office is an important development in Newgate's growth strategy, following on from Hong Kong earlier in the year,” said David Wright, CEO of Porta Communications. “We are now present in two of the key financial and commercial hubs in Asia, supported by an impressive affiliate network.”
The Singapore office will provide services across corporate communications, capital markets transaction communications, investor relations, and public affairs.
Foo, who will be a managing partner of the agency, said that “Newgate is one of the fastest-growing communications consultancies, with a client-service ethos and global ambition that matches our own.”
Newgate was launched by Porta in September 2011. It has offices in London, Edinburgh, Brussels, Frankfurt, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK, the sister publication of PRWeek at Haymarket Media.