Wilson tapped up by Tulchan

Written by David Singleton on 29 November 2016 in News

Former Downing Street media chief joins financial PR and lobbying firm.

David Cameron’s former press secretary has become the latest member of the ex-prime minister’s entourage to head into the lobbying world.

Graeme Wilson has been hired by Tulchan Communications as a partner, working in the firm’s policy advisory practice.

He recently left Downing Street after approaching three years as Cameron’s press secretary at 10 Downing Street. Before he was signed up by Cameron in 2013, Wilson was deputy political editor at The Sun.

Tulchan was founded in 2000 by Andrew Grant, a former partner at the financial lobbying powerhouse Brunswick. The Fleet Street-based agency specialises in financial communications but has been focused on building its policy advisory practice over the past few years.

In a statement, Grant said: “Graeme's expertise and experience, particularly his many years in political journalism, will enhance our advisory capability and accelerate our continued growth in this increasingly important area."

Wilson added: "I am very pleased to be joining Tulchan, which has a well-earned reputation as a market-leading advisor on strategic corporate and financial communications. I'm looking forward to bringing my experience to Tulchan to ensure that it continues to offer the best possible advice to its clients."

By moving to a lobbying firm, Wilson follows in the footsteps of his former colleagues Craig Oliver and Ameet Gill.

The American-owned lobbying firm Teneo Strategy recently hired Oliver, former Number 10 communications director, as a senior managing director to provide “strategic advice” to international companies on a range of issues including Brexit.

Meanwhile Gill, Cameron’s director of strategy in Number 10, has set up a new lobbying shop "to advise companies in the post-Brexit world". Hanbury Strategy has been established by Gill and former Tory special adviser Paul Stephenson.



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