Pagefield signs up ex-Boris adviser

Written by Rod Muir on 28 March 2017 in News

Gerard Lyons is one of four new hires to the advisory team.

Pagefield has bolstered its team of senior advisors with four new hires, including Boris Johnson’s former chief economic advisor.

The fast-growing corporate PR and public affairs firm has signed up Gerard Lyons as a key member of its part-time senior advisory team which is headed by Christopher Meyer.

Lyons spent three years as Johnson’s chief economic advisor when he was mayor of London. He is a former chief economist and head of global research at Standard Chartered Bank. Lyons is now chief economic adviser to Netwealth and a board member of Bank of China (UK).

"I am looking forward to working with the agency’s impressive client roster to help them understand and ultimately, benefit from the way the economy and business environment evolves in the coming years," said Lyons in a statement.

Pagefield's retained public affairs clients include Airbnb, Advertising Association, Camelot, ITN and Kellogg's.

Also joining the team of senior advisors is CEO and founder of Love Home Swap Debbie Wosskow; former Asda corporate affairs director Sian Jarvis and former Tory chairman of Westminster City Council's housing committee Nikki Page.

Meyer said: “As Pagefield continues to grow, it’s important that we continue to offer all of our clients the best possible group of Senior Advisors from a range of backgrounds. From the gig economy to Brexit, and from fundraising expertise to regulatory affairs specialists, these new members of the team mean we call as never before upon experts in their respective fields and deliver on our fundamental promise to understand our clients’ worlds.”

Pagefield announced at the beginning of the year that Oliver Foster would become the agency’s first chief executive. It also recently hired Chris Rogers, European director at Grayling, as a partner.

In the past month, Pagefield has also added to its team of ‘specialist partners’ with the arrival of Tanya Joseph and Francesca Woodhouse.

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