MHP Communications has appointed Oliver Hughes as its head of capital markets and promoted Andrew Jaques to executive chairman of capital markets.
Hughes joins the firm from Brunswick Group, where he spent 12 years advising businesses and their stakeholders on capital markets communications. His past clients include AT&T, InterContinental Hotels, Sainsbury’s, Santander and William Hill.
He will set the strategy for agency’s capital markets practice and drive its growth.
After nine years leading MHP’s financial communications business, Jaques will now focus on new business, marketing and client retention.
“I am delighted to be joining the strong team at MHP,” said Hughes. “It is a firm ideally placed to help capital markets businesses with the multidimensional issues faced by companies today.”
Jaques added: “Oliver is a huge talent who will bring valuable insight and experience as we continue to surmount these challenges of change for our clients and I am very excited about the future of our team under his leadership.”
Alex Bigg, CEO of MHP Communications, continued: “Oliver is one of the brightest stars in financial communications with a wealth of experience advising high profile companies.
“Oliver will not only benefit from the impressive team and market reputation that Andrew has built over a decade, but also from the experience and wisdom of Andrew himself, who will play a key role in driving future growth as our new capital markets chairman.”
- Pictured: Oliver Hughes