Brunswick strengthens public affairs and reputation and crisis management capabilities in the UK.
November 23, 2022 - Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues advisory firm, today announced that Mark Sweeney will join the firm as a Partner in London on December 5, 2022.
Mark has held several senior leadership roles in the UK Government, most recently serving as Director General, Cabinet Secretariat in the Cabinet Office. Previously, he was Director General, Policy, Communications and Analysis Group at the Ministry of Justice, and has also worked as Director, Government and Parliament at Ofcom, the UK’s independent telecommunications and broadcasting regulator.
At Brunswick, Mark will advise clients across a range of issues, including public affairs matters and reputation and crisis management.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “From his career in the UK Government, Mark brings extensive experience and a strong understanding of many of the critical issues facing our clients across the financial, political and social arenas. I am delighted he is joining the firm.”
On joining Brunswick, Mark Sweeney said: “I am delighted to be joining Brunswick. I look forward to using my experience of working on some of the most pressing issues facing governments to help the firm’s clients navigate the increasingly complex world around them."
About Mark Sweeney
Mark joins Brunswick from the UK Government where, from November 2019 to September 2022, he was Director General, Cabinet Secretariat in the Cabinet Office, responsible for coordinating and advising the Prime Minister and Cabinet on economic and domestic policy and the government’s legislative program. Previously, he was Director General, Policy, Communications and Analysis Group at the Ministry of Justice and, before that, Director, Government and Parliament at Ofcom, the UK’s independent telecommunications and broadcasting regulator.
Mark’s other roles in Government include serving as Constitution Director at the Cabinet Office during the Scottish independence referendum, Director for Law, Rights and International Policy at the Ministry of Justice, and Principal Private Secretary to Ken Clarke as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State. He spent a number of years in the Political Directorate in the Northern Ireland Office working on the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, and in the Cabinet Secretariat as the lead on the EU internal market.
Mark received a degree in history from Cambridge University.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully. We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.
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