Respected strategist Chris Mehigan has been named as Managing Director, Transport and Mobility at international communications firm Hume Brophy.
Mehigan, familiar within duty free and travel retail circles for his advocacy work, will steer the company’s practice on worldwide transport and mobility and champion its strategy and growth.
He will report to Hume Brophy CEO Conall McDevitt and continue to support Co-founder John Hume.
In taking on the newly created role, Mehigan will join the company’s senior executive team.
“This appointment is the latest step in Chris’s career within Hume Brophy, a natural progression which recognises his emergence as one of the most experienced and respected advocacy experts in Europe on transport policy and communications strategy,” commented McDevitt.
“For over a decade he has supported Hume Brophy clients in their engagement efforts with the European institutions and member state governments, helping to place them at the heart of relevant debates and navigating complex regulatory challenges.”
Hume Brophy Co-Founder John Hume said: “The transport sector is entering a period of great change as it responds to the emergence of new technologies and the industry-wide objective to transition to a sustainable model.
“It is a truly fascinating time to be working with our clients during this transformative period, which presents at least as many opportunities as it does challenges. Hume Brophy are meeting this challenge by adapting our approach to meet the needs of our clients as the policy environment shifts.”
Mehigan added: “At Hume Brophy we take great pride in exceeding client expectations. The emergence of innovative technologies in the mobility space is evident across the world and presents great opportunities for the sector.
“I look forward to expanding our client base to encompass thriving businesses in new and existing markets, and to welcoming in new entrants who are driving forward the debate on the future of transport.”