GPC Market Access director of corporate affairs John Gardner has
left the public affairs agency after six years.
Gardner, who is well connected within the Conservative Party, has not
yet decided on his next move.
’I can’t comment except to say that I have left by mutual agreement,’
said Gardner, who quit two weeks ago. He was one of seven directors on
the agency’s London board.
Before joining GPC Market Access he worked as a special adviser to the
then defence secretary Tom King. During his period at the agency Gardner
headed up its defence and research unit.
GPC Market Access director Peter Robinson said that there would be no
direct replacement for Gardner.
’We are looking to make a number of senior appointments in different
areas, which will cover some of the areas John was concerned with,’ said
Gardner’s departure follows that of the agency’s head of local
government and environment, account director Mark Evans, who also had
Conservative Party connections.
He left GPC Market Access with a severance payment at the beginning of
June, just two months after being promoted.
Last Monday Evans resigned from Enfield Borough Council, where he had
been a Conservative chief whip.