Interel, the global public affairs consultancy, has appointed Carl Thomson as a director in its London office.
Thomson joins Interel at a time of expansion for the agency, which over the past year has won business from CNA Financial Corporation, Serco, and a multi-country contract to support Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba in Beijing, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, London and Rome. Interel has seven offices and a network of partners covering 60 different markets worldwide.
Thomson was previously a director at The Whitehouse Consultancy, where he was number two to Whitehouse Managing Director Helen Munro.
He worked as a parliamentary assistant to Theresa May and John Redwood when the Conservatives were in opposition, and stood as a Tory candidate in Glasgow at the 2005 General Election.
In May 2016 he was elected to the Management Committee of the Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC), a committee he sits on alongside Interel’s Managing Partner, George McGregor.
Thomson commented: “I’m excited to be joining the Interel team. At a time when politics is being shaped by the world around us, Interel’s integrated approach and global reach means it is ideally placed to help clients develop a strategic response to Brexit and overcome legislative or regulatory challenges in whatever marketplace they operate.”
George McGregor said: “We’re delighted to welcome Carl to Interel. Carl has a fantastic reputation and is committed to providing the highest quality of service to his clients.”
“We have ambitious plans for growth over the next few years and see this appointment as a way of strengthening our senior team and ensuring our clients receive the best possible advice in the post-Brexit landscape.”