Sir Oliver Letwin among five new senior advisors at Teneo

Teneo has added five names to its list of senior advisors, including ex-UK Conservative cabinet minister Sir Oliver Letwin and former Credit Suisse UK chief executive Russell Chambers.

Sir Oliver Letwin (credit: Finnbarr Webster via Getty Images)
Sir Oliver Letwin (credit: Finnbarr Webster via Getty Images)

Former IBM boss Ginni Rometty, senior financial executive and former Whole Foods chairman Gabrielle Sulzberger, and political commentator, advisor and author Van Jones complete the list. That trio join the New York office, while Letwin and Chambers will be operating from London.

Letwin was minister for government policy in the Cabinet Office from 2010 to 2016 and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 2014 to 2016. His other political positions included chair of the Home Affairs Committee and minister for national resilience. The former MP for West Dorset is currently a vice-president of the Great Britain-China Centre, among other roles.

Chambers served as a senior MD at Merrill Lynch, Investec and UBS, before joining Credit Suisse’s UK business, initially as chief executive and later senior advisor, before stepping down in 2020.

As PRWeek previously reported, late last year Andrew Ballheimer, previously global managing partner of international law firm Allen & Overy LLP, also joined Teneo as a senior advisor. Former City AM editor-in-chief Christian May is another recent appointment at the corporate and political comms consultancy, starting in January as a managing director.

Teneo announced a new UK leadership team last summer.

Last month Teneo confirmed that Doug Band, who co-founded the company with Declan Kelly and Paul Keary in 2011, is to retire to "pursue other interests".


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