New PPS to George Osborne is sister of PR executive Roland Rudd who advises BAA
Date added: September 16, 2012
Amber Rudd has been appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to George Osborne. Her brother is a very successful and influential PR man, who was ranked in March as the most powerful PR professional in the country. “This is Money” commented last year that: in 2010 he “enjoyed a £2.9 million salary. His clients include controversial commodities trader Glencore, Spanish-owned airports operator BAA, BSkyB and Vodafone.” For BAA he campaigned for a third runway at Heathrow. Amber Rudd has expressed her enthusiasm about a Thames estuary airport.
She is the younger sister of the PR executive Roland Rudd,
Roland Rudd UK’s most powerful PR professional in 2012
28 March 2012,
Roland Rudd has been named as the UK’s most powerful PR professional in 2012, following research by PRWeek.
High-level connections: Roland Rudd tops the PRWeek Power Book list
The boss of RLM Finsbury was praised not only for his client and business success, but also for his high-level connections in both the business and political spheres. City AM deputy editor David Hellier told PRWeek: ‘Rudd has the best network of bankers and industrialists in the City.’
LOCOG/London 2012’s director of comms and public affairs Jackie Brock-Doyle’s first appearance in the top 10 reflects the importance of her job as London 2012 creeps ever closer.
Jenny Grey’s recent promotion to the top government comms tsar has also propelled her into the table. The Independent’s Whitehall editor Oliver Wright said: ‘She has successfully navigated the transition from Labour to the coalition, helping to draw up the Government’s new comms strategy with the abolition of the COI.’
Max Clifford also remains in the top 10, with the Daily Express’ showbiz editor Elisa Roche calling him ‘the silver-haired, silver-tongued veteran of bonkbuster PR’.
“Rudd earned £40 million when his firm was bought by advertising giant WPP in 2001 and last year enjoyed a £2.9 million salary. His clients include controversial commodities trader Glencore, Spanish-owned airports operator BAA, BSkyB and Vodafone. ”
02 March 2009 The revelations this weekend (1) about the close relationship between the Trade Secretary Peter Mandelson and Roland Rudd, the man who heads up Finsbury Ltd, the PR firm which represents BAA, have raised further questions about the part BAA played in persuading the Government to give the green light to a third runway at Heathrow.
March 2009, Plane Stupid protester Leila Deen threw green custard over Business Secretary Lord Mandelson at a low carbon summit hosted by Gordon Brown in protest at the frequent meetings between Roland Rudd, who represents airport operator BAA and Mandelson and other ministers in the run-up to Labour’s decision to go ahead with plans for a third runway at Heathrow.
Amber herself seems an enthusiastic supporter of a Thames estuary airport.