Flint News

Flint Appoints James Purnell as New CEO

We are pleased to announce that James Purnell has been appointed to be the new Chief Executive Officer at Flint Global. James will start on 1 October 2024, taking over executive leadership of the company from co-founders Ed Richards and Simon Fraser. He will lead Flint’s Executive Committee and our partners and staff in London, […]
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19 Jun, 2024

Flint hires Sam White, former Chief of Staff to Keir Starmer

We are pleased to announce that Sam White will be joining Flint as a Specialist Partner on 18 March.  Sam has done some of the toughest jobs in politics and government as Keir Starmer's Chief of Staff for the turnaround of the Labour Party and Alistair Darling's long-serving adviser during the Global Financial Crisis. He has worked across Whitehall, in […]
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05 Mar, 2024

Celebrating 5 years of Flint Europe: taking stock and looking forward

This month Flint is celebrating an important milestone - the fifth anniversary of Flint Europe and our Brussels office. It is a good moment to update you on recent developments and on our future plans for Flint’s work in Brussels and across a growing number of EU countries and services.  The Brussels office, which Gregor […]
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06 Jun, 2023

Flint hires Andy King from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) to lead a new service offering economic impact analysis

We are delighted that Andy King will be joining Flint Global as a Specialist Partner this autumn following his departure from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). Andy will head up a new Flint service offering economic impact analysis to clients, with the capability to model the impact – at both national and regional levels […]
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05 Jun, 2023

Flint Global publishes a report commissioned by the UK Mission to the EU, as part of its Open Trade Project 

Flint has today published a report on how Europe can balance economic security and openness to trade. The report, titled ‘Strength in numbers: How can Europe most effectively balance economic security and openness to trade and investment?’, was commissioned by the UK Mission to the EU, as part of its Open Trade Project.   International trade […]
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13 Apr, 2023

New Flint Partner to lead in the Middle East

We are pleased to announce that Hayfa Matar is joining Flint as a Partner. Within the leadership of our global markets team, Hayfa will be fronting Flint’s outreach and service to clients in and from the Middle East, with a focus on sovereign wealth, investment and deal making. Hayfa is a former diplomat and policy adviser. She served […]
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21 Mar, 2023

Flint hires former CEO of the CAA Richard Moriarty

We are excited to announce the appointment of Richard Moriarty who joins Flint as a full time Partner and will be based in London. Richard has served as a main Board member of four different national regulatory authorities, including in his most recent role as CEO of the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority. He has extensive […]
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14 Mar, 2023

Flint opens an office in Dublin

Our news this week is that Flint has expanded into Ireland with the opening of an office in Dublin. Our work there will be led by Liam Cullen, who has joined Flint as a partner.  As well as winning and supporting Flint clients in Ireland, Liam will work with our London and Brussels teams to […]
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17 Jan, 2023

News from Flint for 2023

This January sees some important and exciting developments for Flint. Flint opens in Asia-Pacific Following the expansion of our senior team in Brussels and the opening of our Paris office last September, this month we are establishing a Flint presence in Asia-Pacific, incorporated in both Singapore and Hong Kong.   Our Asia-Pacific work is led […]
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10 Jan, 2023

Welcome to Sir Ian Powell - our new non-Executive Chair

As the new year starts, we are excited to announce the appointment of our new non-Executive Chair, Sir Ian Powell.   Ian brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and personal qualities which will help Flint build further on our early success. He was Chair and Senior Partner of PwC UK from 2008 to 2016, and […]
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09 Jan, 2023

OECD calls on Flint to explain the energy crisis

Flint was delighted to write the Background Note for the OECD Competition Committee roundtable on “Competition in Energy Markets”. The note provides a discussion of the challenges and policy responses arising from the energy crisis and the transition to net zero, and the role of competition authorities in the sector. You can read the report here. Flint has deep expertise in […]
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29 Nov, 2022

The growing value of secondments in government affairs: a secondee’s perspective 

We interviewed Flint Manager Ed Gibbs about his recent experience working on secondment to support one of Flint’s clients, to understand the benefits this growing part of Flint’s offer provides to clients and to Flint staff. Before working at Flint, Ed worked in the UK Parliament as a senior aide. Prior to working in Westminster, Ed was a […]
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07 Nov, 2022
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