Grender leaves Shelter for LLM

Shelter’s communications director Olly Grender has joined lobbying firm Lawson Lucas Mendelsohn, where she will work as a senior consultant and guardian of the agency’s ethical behaviour.

Shelter’s communications director Olly Grender has joined lobbying

firm Lawson Lucas Mendelsohn, where she will work as a senior consultant

and guardian of the agency’s ethical behaviour.



She joins LLM from the UK’s largest housing charity in October. At

Shelter, she headed a team of 40 staff in its media, campaign and policy

department and was responsible for a lengthy campaign to influence the

Government to change homeless legislation. The outcome of the campaign

will be known this autumn when a green paper on housing is

published.



Grender was also responsible for introducing a corporate logo and

improving the quality of Shelter’s publications. The charity has been a

client of LLM’s for the past two years.



Before arriving at Shelter in 1995, she was communications director for

the Liberal Democrats and speechwriter for Paddy Ashdown.



In her new post, Grender will have management responsibility for

training and developing staff, marketing and PR for the firm, and will

act as an ethics officer. She will also advise LLM clients on the media

and mass communications.



Grender’s appointment brings the LLM management committee headcount to

four. She will work alongside CEO Paul Baverstock, financial director

Bianca Mogan and senior consultant Craig Leviton.



Grender is the first senior consultant at LLM who does not have an

affiliation with New Labour. Baverstock said this will give the

consultancy a ’broader perspective’.



He added: ’Her record at Shelter and with the Liberal Democrats makes

her an ideal addition. Her ability to provide clear messages within both

public affairs and communications environments will add value to the

team.’



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