Lee Whitehill took up the role this week after six years at Amicus, latterly as head of campaigns and internal comms. At PI he will focus on aerospace and defence clients and aid its new-business drive, particularly in the energy sector.
PI MD Andrew Dunlop lauded Whitehill's 'valuable expertise of the defence industrial sector'.
Whitehill has not been replaced at Amicus. His duties have been split between director of comms Richard O'Brien and head of press Catherine Bithell.