Lodestone Communications is pleased to announce that Harriet Kaye, a former campaign consultant for the Conservative Party, has joined the team as it looks to grow its public affairs team and enhance its campaigning offering.
Harriet brings a detailed and nuanced understanding of the Conservative Party, with significant campaigning experience. She has experience in digital strategy, reputation management and crisis communications, gained during her extensive work on two Conservative mayoral elections and the 2019 general election campaign at Conservative headquarters. She has a strong network of Westminster contacts, helping to maximise public affairs impact for clients.
Prior to joining Lodestone, Harriet worked at the research, advisory and campaign company, CT Group looking after a range of corporate and political clients. Harriet graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in politics.
David Wild, Co-founder & Chairman of Lodestone, said: “As the country begins to reopen and recover from the pandemic, there will be new opportunities to engage with the Government and to help shape the economic recovery. Bringing Harriet into the fold at Lodestone further strengthens our ability to do just that, given her network of contacts and experience of working within the Conservative Party. We’re delighted to welcome her on board.”
Speaking about her new role, Harriet said: “I’m excited to be joining Lodestone during a period of growth at the company. I’m looking forward to drawing on my previous campaigning experience and network to help deliver impact for clients across the health, retail, food and energy sectors to help further grow the business.”
The hire comes on the back of a number of recent client wins for Lodestone that has seen them expand their footprint across a range of sectors including the energy and environment sectors that is part of their focus on sustainability, as well as health, HE and wider campaigning. This has included starting work with the Association for Decentralised Energy, the Copper Mark, the Energy Research Accelerator and forming the Lodestone Health Unit to enable them to service clients in the health sector more effectively.