BRUSSELS — Rud Pedersen Group has made changes to its leadership structure, appointing Martin Bresson as group chair of financial services and corporate issues. James Stevens will succeed him as managing partner of Rud Pedersen Public Affairs in Brussels.

In his new role, Bresson (pictured, left) will work with Rud Pedersen Group’s newest board member, Anders Borg, a former Swedish finance minister, to develop the group’s offering to financial services and corporate clients in Brussels and across Europe.

Bresson, who will remain a partner in Rud Pedersen Public Affairs in Brussels, said: “I’m looking forward to working with Anders and the group’s four brands to help grow our integrated public affairs and public relations service offering to corporate and financial services clients. With our group growing in terms of our geographical presence, breadth of services and senior counsellors, it’s an exciting time to be taking up this new role.”

Group president Morten Rud Pedersen said: “Martin has done a superb job in establishing our Brussels office over the last two years, building a talented, growing European team and a solid client base. We’re delighted that he will now use his considerable talents to help Rud Pedersen Group continue to grow both in Brussels and across Europe. Between Martin and Anders we have the beginnings of a best-in-class financial services practice, which can only grow in value to our current and future clients.”

Stevens (pictured, right) joined Rud Pedersen Public Affairs as a partner in its Brussels office last May after more than 15 years with FleishmanHillard in Brussels, most recently as MD of public affairs. He said: “I look forward to building on the firm foundations that Martin has put in place since starting the company in Brussels two years ago. It’s great to be given the opportunity to lead the Brussels office as we take the next stage in Rud Pedersen’s journey from a Nordic player to a truly European public affairs consultancy.”

Rud Pedersen Public Affairs has more than 180 consultants in Brussels, Copenhagen, Gothenberg, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm and Tallinn. It is part of the Rud Pedersen Group, which includes the PR brand King Street, creative agency Welcom and recruitment consultancy RP People.