MGA, which advises PR companies and in-house departments on business management, refused to release details of clients, but Clarke said: ‘I will be taking a corporate advisory role as one aspect of what I’ll be doing. We may also be looking at advising on issues like recruitment.’
Clarke is a public affairs veteran with 20 years’ experience in the field. His most recent PR role saw him acting as managing director of the merged Weber Shandwick public affairs practice and GJW (PRWeek, 5 October 2001), having been one of the three principal shareholders of GJW when they merged.
Agency co-founder Alastair Gornall added that he was in talks with ‘another heavy hitter’ who he hoped would also join by the end of the year.