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Lansons bolsters Public Affairs capability with the appointment of James Dowling


Lansons has recruited James Dowling in the newly created role of Head of Public Policy. James joins the award winning consultancy today (Tuesday 16th February) to strengthen Lansons’ growing capability and demand in the public affairs, policy and Government relations space.  

James is a highly experienced public policy specialist, having spent five years at HM Treasury running the Finance Bill team, before becoming head of the insurance sector policy division.  He left the Treasury in 2011 and joined FleishmanHillardFishburn where he was a director in the corporate team until late in 2015.

James studied at Cambridge, and initially entered Government in the Department for Media Culture & Sport, before moving to the Treasury in 2006.  James will lead the existing policy specialists at Lansons, reporting into director Ralph Jackson. 

Ralph Jackson, director, comments: “We are delighted to have recruited James; he brings both political insight and advice with a deep understanding of public policy.  He will be an excellent addition to the team, with his experience at the Treasury in particular an invaluable asset to our existing clients and to aid business development.  Our integrated approach means we pride ourselves on creating teams that draw on expertise from all disciplines, as our consultants are experts in strategic counsel, employee engagement, media relations, content creation, change management, public affairs, and stakeholder engagement.  James is the ideal person to bolster our public policy capability and all our clients and practitioners can benefit from this expertise.”

James commented:  “I am thrilled to have joined Lansons. It’s a great time to be joining a growing consultancy and an excellent established team.  I was attracted to the firm because it has a very clear vision for the future and strong values.  I’m pleased to be able to work with their existing clients, and look forward to helping to the grow business further.”

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