Hatcher left PwC last October after 15 years with the international consultancy and has joined Cubitt as director and head of public affairs.
Hatcher will report to Cubitt managing partner Simon Brocklebank-Fowler and vice-chairman Charles Anson.
The PA division will handle existing clients Gerald Durrell Wildlife Trust and vehicle-leasing business Motability. It has also secured the PA contracts for lobby group European Services Forum and The Management Consultancies Association.
Hatcher originally qualified as a barrister before working in the Lord Chancellor’s office under Lords Hailsham and Mackay.
In 1989 he joined Coopers & Lybrand to set up the firm’s public affairs division. He was appointed PwC head of UK public affairs after Coopers & Lybrand’s merger with Price Waterhouse in 1998.
In 2000 he was made PwC head of global public affairs and was a member of the firm’s global regulatory and professional affairs board.
Since his departure from PwC last year, he has worked as a freelance consultant.
Brocklebank-Fowler said the division had been launched ‘to help clients operate more effectively in the increasingly complex and interdependent public policy space’.