MHP appoints senior Conservative adviser as director in public affairs

Strategic advisory firm MHP Communications has appointed the former special adviser to Amber Rudd when she was Home Secretary as a director in its public affairs practice.

Amy Fisher joins MHP as director in its public affairs practice
Amy Fisher joins MHP as director in its public affairs practice

Amy Fisher joins the the agency from Conservative Party HQ, where she has served several senior roles, most recently as director of outreach and external affairs.

Fisher has worked on several General Election campaigns – including with the Prime Minister’s team in 2015 – and served as special adviser to the Ministry of Justice and the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs.

She also has worked as public affairs and communications manager at Google and as director of communications at think tank Policy Exchange.

She will report into James Gurling and Jamie Lyons, joint heads of MHP’s Public Affairs practice.

"In the ‘networked age’, knowing how to navigate Whitehall and Westminster is crucial to our clients’ success in communications," MHP managing director and joint head of public affairs Gurling said.

"Amy has spent the last decade advising some of the biggest names in British politics. At a time of great uncertainty for business her counsel will be of enormous value to clients and colleagues alike."

In November, MHP appointed senior Labour policy adviser Tom Hamilton as an associate director in its public affairs team. More recently, MHP veteran James White left the agency to head Powerscourt's Industrials practice.

MHP will soon adopt branding of parent company Engine Group and MHP Communications CEO Alex Bigg will become CEO of Engine Communications as the group undergoes a restructure.

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