Burson-Marsteller UK has hired former Downing Street adviser Meg Powell-Chandler as a director in its public affairs team.
Powell-Chandler ran as the Conservative candidate in Birmingham Northfield in the 2017 General Election. She has also been special adviser to business secretary Greg Clark and former Prime Minister David Cameron.
“Meg joins at a really exciting time for Burson-Marsteller and for British politics,” said Stephen Day, Burson-Marsteller’s UK CEO. “Meg’s insights and experience from working in the heart of the government will be an invaluable asset to our clients.”
Powell-Chandler added: “I’m thrilled to be joining the excellent team at Burson-Marsteller at such an interesting time for public affairs and public relations more widely. With ongoing challenges and opportunities, I look forward to bringing my insights from Westminster into the realm of PR.”