Mark Adams, former private secretary to the Prime Minister, has
joined APCO as an associate director.
Adams spent five-and-a-half years in Downing Street, first as private
secretary for home affairs to former Prime Minister John Major, and then
as private secretary for parliamentary affairs to both Major and Tony
Blair. He was one of four private secretaries advising the Prime
Minister on home, overseas, economic and parliamentary affairs.
His responsibilities included preparing the Prime Minister for question
time, drafting parliamentary speeches and advising on legislative
Adams said he made his decision to leave the civil service before last
May’s general election. ’I thought it was time for a new challenge,
putting my experience to use elsewhere.’
Prior to his Downing Street posting Adams was at the Department of
Employment and advised on enterprise and business matters. At APCO he
plans to use his knowledge of Whitehall and Westminster to focus on new
APCO’s managing director, Simon Milton, said Adams would further
strengthen the agency’s senior consulting team.