BEIJING—Alistair Nicholas, former president and CEO of AC Capital Strategic Consulting, has joined Weber Shandwick as executive vice president of public affairs, Asia Pacific. He will be responsible for the firm’s reputation management and public affairs business in China and will also lead Weber Shandwick’s public affairs practice across the Asia Pacific region.
Based in Beijing, Nicholas will report to managing director of China, David Liu, and have a dotted line reporting relationship to Baxter Jolly, vice chairman of Asia Pacific, who has overall responsibility for all of the firm’s specialist regional practice areas.     
Nicholas founded AC Capital Strategic Consulting, a Beijing firm best known for its corporate and financial consulting, in 2003. His clients from AC will be joining him at Weber Shandwick, but the firm will continue to provide management consultancy and leadership developing services under new leadership.
Prior to moving to China, Nicholas was Australia’s Trade Commissioner to the World Bank and the United Nations, based at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC.