Joe Shipley
Joe Shipley

Joe Shipley, a nine-year veteran of Brunswick Group, has joined Kekst CNC in London as director in its public affairs offering.

He will support the firm’s offices in Brussels, Berlin, Paris and Stockholm with a focus on private equity and alternative assets.

At Brunswick, Shipley worked on the IPO of Saga, restructuring of Dubai International’s European portfolio and launch of the High Street Fund to back small businesses hurt by the 2011 riots.

Earlier, he did a three-year stint at Permira, venture capital/PE firm, and a two-year run at now defunct Bell Pottinger.

Richard Campbell, Kekst CNC partner, praised Shipley’s “strong relationships with Westminister” and his understanding of the “choppy political and regulatory waters of the UK.”

Publicis Groupe owns Kekst CNC.