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Joe Mitton

A former diplomat and adviser to Boris Johnson, now a senior consultant at Communications firm, PLMR

Joe is a senior consultant at communications firm, PLMR. He works across a range of clients, and specialises in understanding technology businesses, the digital economy, life sciences, infrastructure and financial services sectors. Prior to working at PLMR, as an Australian diplomat, Joe worked alongside the US State Department and had stints in the foreign service’s Japan and UN Sections, before negotiating at the 2009 G20 Summit in London, the first world leaders’ forum called to address the financial crisis. Staying on in London as a political adviser, Joe was then a senior member of Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s team for six years in several roles, most recently the Senior Adviser for Business and Science, until Boris stood down in May 2016 and became the UK Foreign Secretary.

Location, Location, Location: It Does Matter Where EU Institutions Are Based

The relocation decisions are due on 22 November 2017 - three weeks from the time of writing. Twenty-three cities have thrown their hats in the ring, and there is no way of predicting the outcomes. But the decisions will send powerful signals about the EU and the political relations between the Member States.
02/11/2017 16:49 GMT

Have The Conservatives Lost The City Of London?

The City of London Corporation - one of the world's oldest local government bodies - which oversees the historic heart of London held elections to its Common Council last week. The Square Mile financial district delivered a surprise upset to the traditions and the politics of that ancient house.
27/03/2017 13:54 BST

Political Risk Is Back - Can We Deal With It?

A friend of mine has a wonderful job for a political addict - a global bank pays him to write reports analysing politics in countries around the world. If he thinks it's relevant, he can write about it, and since the bank operates everywhere, virtually all markets are relevant. My friend is as knowledgeable discussing Thailand's palace intrigues as he is discussing the nuances of the New Hampshire primaries.
16/01/2017 17:31 GMT