Hanover hires DCMS minister Mim Davies' private secretary
Cameron Yorston is joining Charles Lewington’s agency as an associate director.
Hanover Communications has made it second senior public affairs hire in a month with the appointment of a senior aide at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Cameron Yorston joins the leading lobbying firm as an associate director after nine years in Whitehall. He was most recently private secretary to Mims Davies, minister for sport and civil society at DCMS. In this role he helped to devise policy on sport, gambling, horse-racing, lotteries and the Office for Civil Society.
Yorston has also worked at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Treasury, where he was served as head of banking competition, supporting challenger banks and overseeing policies to increase innovation, including fintech and open banking.
He will work across Hanover’s growing client base in sport and leisure, media and financial services, advising on “public affairs challenges and integrated communications campaigns”.
The hire comes three weeks after PAN revealed that Hanover had hired News UK lobbyist Mark Burr to be its first director of European digital policy.
In a statement on the new job, Yorston said: “Working across departments has shown me there is a need for a fresh approach to public affairs that recognises the need for deep sector expertise and creative communications.”
Katie Blower, managing director of UK Advocacy at Hanover, said: “With his cross-government experience of policy making, Cameron will offer our clients a sophisticated analysis of the way Whitehall thinks and how this should shape their communications and commercial strategies.”