MHP has hired ex-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and former Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey to provide senior counsel to the firm’s UK and international client base.
Davey (pictured left) joins MHP’s senior advisory team which includes former Home Secretary Charles Clarke, former Health Minister Paul Burstow and Sir Brian Bender, ex-Permanent Secretary at the Department for Business, DEFRA, and the Cabinet Office.
He will primarily work with the MHP team to give advice to the agency’s clients on energy, infrastructure and logistics and to develop MHP’s thought-leadership output.
Davey served as Secretary of State for Energy for three years during the Coalition Government and was a Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston and Surbiton from 1997 to 2015.
He said: “I am delighted to be working with MHP Communications and to be joining its hugely experienced panel of senior advisers. The company already has a strong reputation for client counsel and I hope to build positively on this in my new role.”
Gavin Devine (pictured right), MHP chief exec, added: “I am proud to welcome Ed to our sector-leading team of senior advisers. This appointment underlines our commitment to bringing in great people able to deliver fantastic outcomes for our clients. We are proud that someone with such a vast wealth of top-level government experience has chosen to join MHP.
“Ed’s unique insight into the energy sector will be particularly valuable to the companies we work with in that industry. His knowledge of the top-level workings of Britain’s political system will also prove immensely useful to a range of our clients and to MHP itself.”