Simon McGee, Boris Johnson’s former press secretary, has joined public affairs consultancy APCO Worldwide as executive director in its Global Solutions practice.
McGee has been a personal comms advisor to four cabinet ministers and was the head of media for three government departments, including leading HM Diplomatic Service’s worldwide media operation.
Before joining the government, he was a parliamentary lobby correspondent and reporter for outlets including The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and Yorkshire Post.
He will work with Frank Lowenstein to help lead the APCO practice internationally.
APCO Worldwide CEO Brad Staples said: “Simon brings deep insights into the workings of government communications, extensive media relationships, a proven track record of building international communication networks and the valuable perspective of a former parliamentary lobby correspondent.
“We are delighted to welcome him to APCO and look forward to seeing the Global Solutions team grow further under his and Frank’s leadership.”
McGee added: “I am thrilled to have been invited to help lead the APCO Global Solutions practice and cannot wait to put my skills, experience and effort into delivering the very best outcomes for our clients.”