NEW YORK—New York-based public affairs consultancy Global Strategy Group has hired veteran corporate communicator Charlie Perkins as managing director.

Prior to joining GSG, Perkins served as global director of communications at Baker & McKenzie, the world’s largest law firm, and as director of public relations for the Americas for Ernst & Young.

Previously, he was executive vice president and head of Weber Shandwick Worldwide’s corporate reputation practice in New York and chair of Edelman’s global corporate reputation practice. He also held a range of positions within New York City government and served as press secretary in the campaigns of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Senator Frank Lautenberg and Senator Bill Bradley.

At GSG he will advise CEOs and senior executives on a range of reputational issues and provide crisis expertise.