Cicero/amo appoints Sir David Lidington as Strategic Counsel

Cicero/amo has appointed Rt Hon Sir David Lidington as Strategic Counsel within its public affairs team.

Lidington joins following a lengthy parliamentary career, having been elected as Member of Parliament for Aylesbury in 1992. He served the Conservative Party front bench for more than 20 years, including as Minister for European Affairs, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, where he acted as Deputy to the Prime Minister. He stood down from government in July 2019 and did not stand as an MP at the 2019 General Election.

In September 2019 he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath for political and public service.

Lidington will be working as a client counsel and will not be involved in any lobbying capacity.

Commenting, Sir David Lidington, Strategic Counsel, Cicero/amo, said: “Over the past few years, politics across the globe has been hit by a tidal wave that shows no sign of calming, with the ripples having huge implications for domestic and international businesses large and small.

“I am thrilled to be bringing my experiences from the very front row of the political scene to Cicero/amo and look forward to helping our market-leading group of clients weather the storm.”

Commenting, Iain Anderson, Executive Chairman, said: “Following our acquisition by Havas in 2020 we have been inundated with client campaigns seeking international support working with agencies across the Havas network.

“David brings unparalleled global geopolitical analysis and policymaker insight and his skillset is perfectly-suited to the needs of our clients.”

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