Brunswick strengthens global Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice group.
April 13, 2022 – Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues advisory firm, today announced that Nicola Hudson, OBE will join as a Partner in London on April 19, 2022.
Nicola has deep expertise in cybersecurity communications and crisis management. She has held several senior communications roles in the UK Government, most recently as Director of Policy and Communications at the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and as a member of the Executive Board at GCHQ. Prior to that, Nicola managed the UK Prime Minister’s press office, having been Head of News and Head of Events between 2013 and 2016.
At Brunswick, Nicola will play an important role in further developing the firm’s growing Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice group.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Cybersecurity is a Board-level issue that is only increasing in importance. Nicola’s policy and communications experience in cybersecurity and crisis will be immensely valuable for our clients. Brunswick are leaders in cybersecurity advisory, and I look forward to working with Nicola and the team to bring more expert counsel to clients globally.”
On joining Brunswick, Nicola Hudson said: “Cybersecurity issues continue to dominate the headlines and impact every business in a myriad of ways. I look forward to working with the team to help clients across the world navigate both threat and opportunity, while protecting their reputation in an increasingly challenging and complex landscape.”
About Nicola Hudson
Nicola joins Brunswick from the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), where she was Director of Policy and Communications. There, she established an operational communications team and led the Government’s communications response to national cyber crises. Prior to that, Nicola managed the UK Prime Minister’s press office, having been Head of News and Head of Events between 2013 and 2016.
In the lead up to the 2012 London Olympics, Nicola served as Deputy Director of Government Olympic Communications, working with multiple stakeholders to deliver the communications program for the Games, including the creation of the ‘Great’ marketing campaign, still used globally to project the GB brand. Before that, she was Associate Director, Group Communications at Control Risks.
Nicola received a BA in English and Social Sciences from the University of Manchester and completed a reputation management program at the University of Oxford - Saïd Business School.
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.
For more information, visit: www.brunswickgroup.com.
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