January 28, LONDON – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), international public relations agency, has appointed Geraint Evans as Strategy Director of Public Affairs in London.

Evans joins H+K having served as a Special Adviser in three Governments since 2016, most recently to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In a newly created role in public and political affairs, Evans will share his political and strategic acumen in London and across H+K’s global network.

The experienced Whitehall operator served under three Prime Ministers: David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson, focusing in particular on energy, transport and infrastructure projects.

He was an early champion of the Prime Minister’s “levelling up” agenda and worked with the Secretary of State for Wales on the devolution agenda. Before Government, Evans founded his own marketing and communications agency and was a PR manager for a Fortune 500 company.

“Geraint’s reputation and knowledge of the inner workings of Government is a great addition to H+K. Modern day public and political affairs is an indiscernible part of multi-channel campaigning for reputation and brand management; we continue to win fascinating and complex new mandates in this discipline across our industry sector teams. Britain will need to modernise throughout the country post-Brexit and H+K’s client offer has taken yet another step forward with the addition of Geraint’s expertise and experience.”

Simon Whitehead, H+K UK CEO

“As we enter a new decade, the opportunity to help build a first-class public affairs offer at a stellar agency like Hill+Knowlton Strategies is very exciting. Having been at the centre of British politics during a historic period, it is clear that industry and Government can and must work more smartly together as we move to grab opportunities beyond EU exit.”

Geraint Evans

H+K has offices in more than 40 countries worldwide, delivering award winning campaigns to clients across all sectors and disciplines and with a focus on continued innovation for the industry.

For Media Enquiries:

Ed Patterson, Global Communications Lead

+1 347 574 0420 | Ed.Patterson@hkstrategies.com

Megan Jackson, Senior Marketing Executive

+44 020 7413 3766 | Megan.Jackson@hkstrategies.com

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is an international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices in more than 40 markets, as well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications services groups.

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