MHP moves in for Tory external affairs director Amy Fisher
Fisher has been a special adviser to Amber Rudd and Chris Grayling.
MHP Communications has sought to boost its Tory credentials by hiring the Conservative party’s director of outreach and external affairs.
Amy Fisher makes her first move into public affairs consultancy after less than a year in her current role at Tory HQ, joining MHP as a director. She is a former communications director for the party and has also served as a special adviser to Amber Rudd in the Home Office and to Chris Grayling at the Department for Justice. From 2007 to 2008, she worked as a public affairs manager at Google.
The senior Tory hire comes three months after MHP made a bid to boost its Labour links by hiring Tom Hamilton, former head of policy and research for deputy leader Tom Watson. Recent new clients for MHP include Nationwide Building Society, Southern Water, ATOS and MyTaxi.
In a statement on the new job, Fisher said: “MHP has a really diverse and interesting range of clients, and I’m excited to be joining the team at a time when, more than ever, businesses need support and advice in dealing with the challenges they face.”
Fisher report to reports to James Gurling and Jamie Lyons, joint heads of MHP’s public affairs practice. Gurling said: “In the Networked Age, knowing how to navigate Whitehall and Westminster is crucial to our clients’ success in communications. Amy has spent the last decade advising some of the biggest names in British politics. At a time of great uncertainty for business her counsel will be of enormous value to clients and colleagues alike.
“MHP’s growing cross-party team is ideally placed to help clients engage effectively with the current Government and take account of what a future Labour government might would mean for them.”