Edelman readies Edinburgh office

Edelman has poached Citigate Public Affairs’ long-standing Edinburgh office head John Mullin to establish its own practice in the city.

It has also hired Citigate director Heather Rogers, a PPS to three former Cabinet ministers, as a director in its London office.

The signings complete a triple swoop by Edelman of senior Citigate personnel, headed by the capture of MD Simon Nayyar to become vice-chairman of UK public affairs (PRWeek, 13 January).

Mullin, who is the current chairman of the Association of Professional Political Consultants in Scotland, left Citigate last Friday, having led its Scottish branch for a decade. He takes up his new post on 26 January with the title of MD.

He will report to Edelman London deputy CEO and MD of UK public affairs Susan Eastoe, who said: 'We have been aware for some time of the need to have a Scottish presence.'

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