Fairburn joins on 19 July and will report to managing director Tim Fallon. He will work on existing clients including the National Association of Software and Outsourcing Companies (Nasscom) and the British Brands Group as well as stepping up the agency’s new-business drive in the healthcare and public sectors.
Fairburn was most recently head of PA at The Independent Healthcare Association until the role was scrapped in January.
‘[Fairburn] will add strength to our senior counsel offer as well as experience in healthcare, environmental and local government sectors,’ said Fallon.
H&K PA has also promoted Neil Lindsay to senior account director, Alex MacHutchon to account manager and Joe Phelan to senior account executive.