LONDON — Corporate affairs consultancy Apella Advisors, which was launched in April, has made two more senior hires.

Andrew Brown (pictured) has joined as a partner from Ageas Insurance, where he was director of communications and public affairs, leading all aspects of the firm’s internal and external activity. He has also served as director of communications at Drax Group and as global corporate affairs director at Regus (now IWG).

In addition, Doug Miller joins Apella as a director after five years at APCO Worldwide, where he was an associate director. He has also worked at Grayling and has managed international campaigns for clients including Lockheed Martin, Naftogaz, Enviva and TVO.

Apella founding partner Matt Young said: “We are a senior team providing insightful, actionable advice based on robust evidence. Andrew and Doug between them have a powerful combination of operational experience within organisations as well as records of effective reputation management – which we can deploy within our growing client roster. They are significant additions to the Apella team.”

The consultancy's founding partners include some of the UK’s most senior corporate affairs practitioners: James Acheson-Gray, Jenny Scott, Anthony Silverman and Matt Young. Apella is chaired by Julian Hanson-Smith, and Sarika Haggipavlou is chief operating officer. Other partners and senior executives will be joining in the coming months.