LONDON—Ketchum Pleon has appointed Patrick “Paddy” Blewer as associate director, U.K. corporate and public affairs. Blewer will advise the agency’s global energy clients, as well as supporting various clients’ financial communications needs. The appointment follows the agency’s recent launch of Ketchum Energy, a new specialty made up of senior consultants across the agency’s worldwide network.
Blewer joins Ketchum Pleon’s London office from College Hill Associates, where he planned and executed IPO, M&A and strategic communications programmes and served as lead London advisor to natural resources companies including ONGC India, Pallinghurst Resources and Kazmunaigas. In addition to his experience in both the natural resources sector and in transaction management at College Hill, Blewer held communications roles at Bell Pottinger Corporate & Financial Communications group and at investor relations firm Taylor Rafferty.
Blewer will report to Rod Cartwright, managing director of Ketchum Pleon London’s corporate and public affairs practice. Blewer holds a B.A. in modern history from the University of East Anglia, and he received his Master’s in war studies from King’s College, London.