Pagefield has further strengthened its public affairs offering with the appointment of Southwark Council Deputy Leader Rebecca Lury as a Partner. She joins from communications consultancy GK Strategy where she was a Director overseeing the strategic communications division of the business and reported directly to the CEO.
Rebecca Lury has over a decade of experience providing strategy, policy, public affairs and communications support for clients in a range of sectors including financial services, education, planning, technology and insurance. She has been a Labour Councillor in Southwark since 2012 and is currently Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Equalities and Communities.
Before joining GK Strategy Rebecca was the Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager at Vocalink (a Mastercard company) for three years, during the process of the establishment of the Payment Systems Regulator and the subsequent inquiry into UK payments systems. Prior to Vocalink, Rebecca spent seven years at various agencies including Edelman, FleishmanHillard and Westbourne Communications.
Rebecca will join Pagefield in mid-May and report directly to Chief Executive, Oliver Foster. The news of Rebecca’s appointment follows Pagefield’s recent bolstering of its transport credentials with competitive pitch wins for HS1 Ltd and Hitachi Rail, and the arrival of former Editor of the Sunday Express, Martin Townsend.
“Rebecca has such an impressive breadth of experience working both agency-side and in-house for household-names such as Uber, Aviva and Mastercard, and she’s universally liked and respected throughout Westminster, and in her role as Southwark Deputy Leader. As we edge ever closer to some sort of Brexit resolution, we’re really looking forward to working on yet more interesting and exciting domestic and international public affairs briefs, and so Rebecca’s arrival in May couldn’t be better timed.”
- Oliver Foster, Pagefield’s Chief Executive
“This is an incredibly interesting time to be working in public affairs, and I am really excited to be joining Pagefield. They are an ambitious agency with an enviable roster of clients. I can’t wait to work alongside the talented team at Pagefield, helping to cement the agency’s reputation for exemplary client service across a growing range of disciplines and sectors.”
- Rebecca Lury, Pagefield.