London, 26 April 2023 – Kekst CNC, a leading international strategic communications consultancy, announced today that Mikey Hoare is joining the firm as a Director in London. Mikey joins from the UK Cabinet Office where he was Director of National Security Communications, overseeing communications campaigns that help to protect the UK from major threats such as hostile state disinformation and complex cyber incidents. Most recently as part of his role, he has led the UK Government’s communications around the war in Ukraine.
Prior to joining the Cabinet Office, Mikey was Director of Communications at a UK national security agency, responsible for external and internal comms. Other previous roles included: Head of Communications at the British Embassy in Washington; running the press and digital team at the UK Foreign Office; and Press Secretary at the UK Mission to the UN in New York. He started his career as a financial journalist, including as Head of Equity Capital Markets and M&A at Financial News.
Richard Campbell, Partner and Head of Kekst CNC’s London office, said:
“Mikey has a unique understanding of some of the most complex risks facing organisations today. In particular, he will offer our clients invaluable perspectives on the rapidly evolving geopolitical scene, crisis handling and preparedness, and the threats of disinformation and cyber-attacks. We are thrilled to have him on board and know that he will strengthen our considerable capabilities in these important areas.”
Mikey Hoare added:
“Kekst CNC has an impressive reputation for helping clients get ahead of, and deal with, their most intense and high-stakes situations, and I am delighted to be joining the team. I look forward to working with organisations on how to achieve their goals in this complex and fast changing environment.”
About Kekst CNC
Kekst CNC is a global strategic communications firm that specializes in protecting and enhancing reputations. From 15 locations around the globe, our team of 300 professionals provides expert communications counsel informed by judgment, insights, and data-led analysis. We apply our communications expertise across high-stakes corporate, financial, and political matters, helping businesses communicate effectively through periods of disruption, transformation and growth. Kekst CNC is part of the Publicis Groupe.