Following the appointment of Jessica Lennard earlier this month as head of corporate affairs, Ovo Energy has made a number of new hires, including Rob Jeffrey, currently senior account Manager in energy public affairs at Edelman, Lennard’s old employer.
Policy Exchange’s head of energy and environment, Guy Newey and IPPR’s senior energy research fellow, Reg Platt will also join the Ovo team over the coming months.
Lennard said: “We are delighted to welcome three such impressive new team members. Their skills and values are a great fit for Ovo and their contribution will be critical to shaping our public engagement strategy going forward.”
Edelman recently lost its managing director of public affairs Stephen Lotinga when the respected Lib Dem fixer left to become Nick Clegg’s communications director. Lotinga was replaced by Bell Pottinger’s Gurpreet Barr, who is to preside over a ‘refocused’ public affairs team that is ‘integrated into the wider Edelman offer’.