Munro will be joining the public affairs agency on 1 October and taking over fully from the current MD, Emma Carr, who is moving to Australia, on 1 January.
Munro was director of The Whitehouse Consultancy from 2000 to 2006. Since then she has been associate director at healthcare PR firm Munro & Forster and director of public and parliamentary affairs at Advocate Consulting. Most recently she has been head of comms at Energy Bill Revolution and director of the Political Communications Studio. She is also a trustee of the Field Studies Council, an educational charity.
Munro said: "I’m delighted to be returning to what is a brilliant and committed team after eight years away."
Chris Whitehouse, chairman of The Whitehouse Consultancy, said: "We’ve been expanding as an agency, with a number of important client wins this year. Helen brings an excellent and extensive track record of nurturing relationships with clients. And because she was one of our earliest employees, she understands our distinct and friendly ethos. We are preparing for further substantial growth and are determined to drive forward as the leading independent agency in the public affairs world."
The Whitehouse Consultancy specialises in delivering communications and events services for its clients across the fields of public affairs and political communications, EU political and policy engagement, media relations, political due diligence and political risk analysis.