Politics International director Bill Clare is leaving to become an adviser to shadow home secretary Chris Grayling. Clare joined Politics International in 2006, having previously served as chief of staff to senior Tory MP Liam Fox.
Rolls-Royce has appointed Helen Kennett as director of UK government relations. Kennett is currently head of government relations at global aerospace and defence firm Thales UK.
The British Bankers' Association has brought in Ben Andersen-Tuffnell as director of government affairs. Andersen-Tuffnell joins from UK tech trade body Intellect. He replaces John Letizia, now at Lloyds Banking Group.
Westminster Advisers will provide public affairs support to Partnership Assurance, the social care insurance provider. The agency is understood to have triumphed in a three-way pitch.