Carr takes charge as Whitehouse restructures for growth

Westminster-based public affairs and political communication agency The Whitehouse Consultancy has announced the appointment of Emma Carr as Managing Director and a series of internal promotions and new hires to cope with what agency founder Chris Whitehouse predicts will be a year of solid growth following several new business wins in the last two months.

Carr has been promoted from the position of Associate Director, having joined Whitehouse in 2010. Carr previously worked for the Social Market Foundation, Bupa, the Commission for Social Care Inspection, and Consumer Focus.

Founder Chris Whitehouse will move to the new position of Chairman, with Associate Director Carl Thomson being promoted to the role of Director. Thomson joined Whitehouse in 2010 having previously worked as Senior Parliamentary Assistant to John Redwood MP and in the office of the now Home Secretary Theresa May MP.

Whitehouse has also announced the promotions of Peter Shand and George Paterson, who move from Monitoring and Research Executives to Junior Political Consultants. Shand joined Whitehouse in 2013 from the Royal Town Planning Institute, while Paterson joined the agency in the same year having worked within the charitable sector and for the Patients’ Association.

Whitehouse has additionally announced the appointments of Julia Ogiehor, who previously worked for the Advertising Association, as a Junior Political Consultant, and Ben Chiu as a Monitoring and Research Executive following an internship with Whitehouse. Luke de Pulford has also joined the agency as an Executive Assistant to Chairman Chris Whitehouse. de Pulford, a regular commentator to ConservativeHome, previously worked in the offices of a number of MPs and Peers.

Chris Whitehouse, Chairman of the Whitehouse Consultancy, said:

“2013 was one of our best ever years in terms of profits and turnover; and 2014 has got off to a flying start with several new clients. We need a new structure to cope with further growth and to take Whitehouse to the next level. We are delighted that Emma is stepping up to the plate and have every confidence for the future.”

Emma Carr, Managing Director, said:

“Now that Whitehouse offers a full range of services from public affairs to PR, from event management to market access, it needs more robust structures and systems. We are investing heavily in our team to ensure that we retain our pre-eminent position as one of London’s leading communication agencies.”

For further information or comment from Chris Whitehouse or Emma Carr, please contact Mayar Raouf (020 7463 0698020 7463 0698 / or Chris Rogers (020 7793 2536020 7793 2536 / 07720 05418907720 054189 /