LONDON — Corporate communications and public affairs firm Cicero/AMO has appointed Mark Twigg as its new CEO.

Twigg joined the firm in 2003 to help establish the UK public affairs practice, having previously worked in public affairs roles in London, Brussels, and Washington DC. Over the past 10 years, he has overseen the development of the agency’s creative team, which includes market research, content marketing and digital services.

He was also part of the senior leadership team during Cicero’s acquisition by Havas in 2020, after the agency joined the French-owned marketing services group’s global strategic advisory group, AMO.

Twigg succeeds Cicero/AMO’s previous chief executive Jeremy Swan, who left the firm at the end of 2021 in a planned departure after the Havas deal. At the time, the agency said the CEO role would not be directly replaced.

Cicero/AMO executive director Iain Anderson said: “Mark has the vision and drive to take Cicero/AMO to the next level, with big plans afoot to further develop our services and client offer into new and growing markets and further integrate across Havas, which is providing opportunities we never could have dreamed of just a few years ago.”

Twigg added the agency was “enjoying a record year” and the Havas deal had “seen us substantially expand our international footprint and win a number of significant international accounts.”

“While corporations and consumers alike face an anxious outlook, the business community will be absolutely critical to supporting the economic fightback,” he said. “I truly believe Cicero/AMO now offers an unmatched level of service for organisations looking to create meaningful change and am incredibly proud to lead the agency moving forward.”