LONDON—Weber Shandwick has strengthened its U.K. public affairs practice with the promotion of Conservative Central Office veteran Tara Hamilton-Miller to vice chair, public affairs.
Currently non-executive director of Weber Shandwick’s U.K. operations, Hamilton-Miller will take on added responsibility for Weber Shandwick’s public affairs capabilities and provide counsel to key clients across the U.K. and Ireland region, with an eye on the potential election of a Conservative Government in 2010.
Supporting public affairs and corporate communications chairman Jon McLeod, Hamilton-Miller will also continue to provide media relations insights and advice to clients across the corporate, strategic media and consumer spectrum.
Hamilton-Miller has over 15 years experience working in the media, television and print and is a regular political writer and commentator with the New Statesman, Total Politics, and the Daily Telegraph. She worked for five years in Conservative Central Office’s press office, from 2000 to 2005, and after leaving CCO was deputy editor of The Sun newspaper’s political diary, and worked as a political consultant on a number of projects including Live Aid in 2005 and with M&C Saatchi.
She joined Weber Shandwick in 2008 as a non-executive director advising on political issues.