BAA veteran joins fledgling agency

Des Wilson, former director of corporate and government affairs for BAA, has resurfaced at fledgling PA agency Insights UK.

Wilson has joined the board as a non-executive director. The agency was officially launched in May and is headed up by John Read, former MD at Hill & Knowlton’s corporate division. Its chair is Allan Biggar, former global chairman of Burson-Marsteller’s corporate and financial practice.

Insights’ clients include The European Commission, the Scottish Conservative Party and the United Bermuda Party.

Wilson was at BAA from 1994 to 2000. Before that, he was public affairs director at BM. Wilson also advised the Liberal Democrat Party at the time of its 1992 general election campaign.

After leaving BAA in 2000, Wilson was chairman of the marketing committee of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

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