Hill & Knowlton bolsters Issues & Crisis expertise with new appointment

17 November, 2010


Hill & Knowlton (H&K) has strengthened its Issues & Crisis experience by appointing Duncan Gallagher as an Associate Director. The ex-head of corporate at Publicasity joins from Elliott People and will report to Tim Luckett, Lead Counsel, Issues & Crisis, EMEA.

Duncan will be providing senior strategic counsel across the agency sectors and brings 16 years experience of working on blue chip accounts such as Microsoft, Ford, Saab, and Henkel. At Elliott People, Duncan grew the fledgling PR division to become one of the leading agencies in the leisure, hospitality and tourism sector. Prior to this at Publicasity, he led the agency’s brand protection service providing issues and crisis consultancy, senior management and scenario planning. He handled the crisis response to the 2006 Securitas £53m robbery and crisis management for TOTAL UK and Ford Motorsport.

Tim Luckett, Lead Counsel, Issues & Crisis EMEA at H&K said of the appointment; “Duncan has excellent integrated consumer and corporate issues and crisis experience, which he’s gained from 16 years of working on blue chip accounts at the highest level. This combined with his enthusiasm for new business make him a valuable asset to the agency.”


About Hill & Knowlton
Hill & Knowlton (www.hillandknowlton.co.uk) Hill & Knowlton, Inc. is a leading international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York, with 79 offices in 44 countries, as well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups.

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