LONDON—Newgate Communications has commenced trading in Australia through a new subsidiary, Newgate Australia, after recruiting a start-up team of 20 consultants. The firm will be led by Brian Tyson, managing partner, and Felicity Allen, deputy managing partner, will spearhead the new venture, with Sue Vercoe heading the market and social research division.
Tyson and Allen join from Kreab Gavin Anderson, where they were managing partner and deputy managing partner respectively.
Other key partners on the team include corporate and financial communication specialists Greg Baxter and Miche Paterson, social media authority Feyi Akindoyeni, and infrastructure expert Jodie Brough.
Newgate Australia specialises in corporate affairs, government relations, financial communications, community engagement and market research, combining the talents of former journalists, political advisors and communications experts.