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WA has hired Aaron Yamoah, a senior policy adviser at HM Treasury to bolster its senior public affairs and strategic communications teams.

Yamoah joins WA next Monday and has over five years’ experience advising ministers and delivering new policies in HM Treasury. He was initially responsible for the Treasury’s competition agenda playing a critical role in the formation of the Competition and Markets Authority and negotiating an historic joint working agreement with the economic regulators.

Yamoah later worked in HM Treasury’s central strategy unit, directly advising the board on key resourcing and risk issues. In the run up to the 2015 general election this included leading the analysis on potential electoral outcomes; analysing the potential impact of UKIP, Green and SNP manifestos; and developing the department’s risk mitigation strategy in the case of an early election.

More recently, Yamoah led the Office of Tax Simplification’s Small Company Taxation Review which led the Chancellor to accept a number of recommendations to simplify the tax system.

The new appointment comes on the back of a number of high-profile client wins for WA in the financial services, energy and education sectors.

Commenting on his new role, Aaron Yamoah said “I’m really pleased to be joining the WA team at such an exciting stage in its growth. The business is at the forefront of a lot of the changes in the public affairs and communications sector at the moment, and I’m excited to be able to use my experience and expertise to contribute to their ongoing success in coming years.”

Announcing the appointment, Dominic Church, Managing Director of WA said “We are delighted that Aaron will be coming over from HM Treasury to join our team of top-class consultants. Aaron has a wealth of experience working at the heart of the UK political system and will bring a new perspective to the strategic advice we provide for clients, making sure they are truly aligned to the government’s current financial and economic priorities. We’re hugely excited to have Aaron join the team”.