July 2, 2014
Leading European public affairs and communications agency, The Whitehouse Consultancy, has hired former Telegraph journalist Alex Singleton to work as an Associate Director on a project basis, following a number of client wins in the first half of the year.
Singleton is the author of a book on media relations, The PR Masterclass. He has experience of personally giving testimony at Parliamentary select committees. He has also appeared widely on television and radio, including on the Today programme, Newsnight and Channel Four’s current affairs comedy show 10 O’Clock Live.
He originally worked in the political think tank world, as the Research Director of the Adam Smith Institute and as head of the Globalisation Institute. David Cameron, then Leader of the Opposition, launched a report Singleton produced which advocated enterprise-based solutions to global poverty. At The Telegraph, Singleton was part of the leader-writing team and worked on the newspaper’s comment pages.
Carl Thomson, Director at The Whitehouse Consultancy, said: “We’re excited to have Alex on board. His extensive experience in the media and the world of public policy will help support Whitehouse’s future growth and expansion following a number of important contract wins earlier this year.”
Francis Ingham, Director-General of the Public Relations Consultants Association, said: “Alex Singleton is a rising star of the industry. His Telegraph and political think tank background means that Whitehouse is getting a heavyweight of political communication. This is a very smart hire.”
Alex Singleton said: “I’m delighted to be joining one of the best teams in the industry.”chriswhitehouse