Weber Shandwick moves executive VP of Public Affairs to Sydney

Alistair Nicholas, executive vice president of Public Affairs at Weber Shandwick will relocate to Sydney from Beijing.

The announcement:

Weber Shandwick today announced that Alistair Nicholas, executive vice president, Public Affairs, will be relocating from the firm’s Beijing office to Sydney, effective 21 January.

As senior adviser, Nicholas will provide counsel to public affairs clients across various industries and contribute to business growth opportunities for the firm. He reports into Jacquelynne Willcox, senior strategic counsel and head of the firm’s Public Affairs and Crisis practice.

“We are very pleased to welcome Alistair to the Sydney office,” said Willcox. “After a decade serving clients in China, Alistair’s expertise will prove invaluable to clients in Australia, as we face an increasing need to bridge the gap between our two countries. His knowledge of government service privitisation will also make him a critical advisor for state and private organisations seeking innovative ways of working together to better service their communities.”

Nicholas joined Weber Shandwick in early 2011 after forming his own consulting firm, AC Capital Strategic Consulting, in Beijing in 2003. He previously served as Australia’s Trade Commissioner to the World Bank and the United Nations in Washington, D.C., and as communications advisor to several Australian government ministers.

Nicholas’s appointment follows that of Eliza Newton who joined Weber Shandwick’s Public Affairs team earlier this month as a Senior Account Manager. Willcox said Eliza has a strong track record in health public affairs and will be working across the Public Affairs client portfolio.

Source: Weber Shandwick press release


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