Michael Stott joins Lansons as head of public affairs
Lansons has appointed Michael Stott, a director of public affairs at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, as its head of public affairs and board director.
Stott will join the agency from Hill+Knowlton’s energy and industrials team. He was previously an associate director at Luther Pendragon and spent three years managing EDF Energy’s public affairs.
A former Conservative Party press officer, Stott also advised the minister of state for energy between 2006 and 2010, both in opposition and government.
He has deep experience in the energy, industrials and transport arenas, as well as in defence, manufacturing and financial services.
Stott said: “I have watched as Lansons has gone from strength to strength and I am thrilled to be joining at this exciting period of growth for the company.
“The public affairs team is doing impressive work as part of the wider agency’s insights-driven integrated campaigns and I see enormous potential for further success.
“More than ever, clients expect greater in-depth understanding of the issues their sectors face and I can’t wait to bring my experiences to bear in the months and years ahead.”