London, 23 July 2019 – Kekst CNC, the global strategic communications firm, today announces the appointment of Joe Shipley as director within its growing public affairs team.
Joe will be based in Kekst CNC’s London office, adding to the public affairs team’s presence across Europe including in Brussels, Berlin, Paris and Stockholm. Joe will also support financial services clients in Europe, with a particular focus on private equity and alternative assets.
At a time of political upheaval, Joe brings a wealth of experience to our growing public affairs team. He is a trusted adviser to companies and organisations seeking to navigate and understand the choppy political and regulatory waters of the UK. Joe enjoys strong relationships in Westminster and beyond and we look forward to the impact he can have here at Kekst CNC as part of our growing global business.
The genuine depth of the capability at Kekst CNC is what attracted me to the firm. Clients are looking for global, multi-specialist advisors to help them navigate today’s uncertain environment and Kekst CNC offers just that. I am delighted to be joining the team.
Joe joins Kekst CNC from Brunswick Group, where he ran a host of public policy and political programmes. He has a particular specialism supporting clients during high-profile select committee inquiries and advising on trade union issues.
A former communications manager at Permira, the private equity group, Joe has partnered with leading financial institutions throughout his career, working on IPOs, advising on regulatory policy, and providing strategic communications and transaction support.
Kekst CNC is a global strategic communications consultancy and is part of the Publicis Groupe. The firm has 300 professionals in 13 offices across the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In H1 2019, the firm topped the Mergermarket M&A PR advisor league tables both globally and in the UK. The firm advised clients on 124 mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2019 with a combined value of $335bn.