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Hume Brophy appoints Mella Frewen as non-executive director

Hume Brophy appoints Mella Frewen as non-executive director

Mella Frewen, recently retired Director General of FoodDrinkEurope has been appointed a non-executive director of Hume Brophy, the international government relations, and communications consultancy.

Ms Frewen joins the firm following the appointments of Alastair Gornall as the company’s chairperson and Ian Wright as its Deputy Chairperson last year.

The move further bolsters Hume Brophy’s credentials in the agri-food sector, with its international practice experiencing rapid growth.

Mella Frewen, Non-execuitve Director, Hume Brophy

Welcoming her appointment, Hume Brophy co-founder and Director, John Hume said:

“Mella brings a career of expertise at the highest level in leadership, advocacy, and governance to our company. Her leadership of FoodDrinkEurope in recent years has been an exemplar of strategic advocacy on behalf of a critically important sector to the European economy.

We look forward to Mella’s expert counsel as we continue to build our business across Europe, Asia, and the UK. The challenges our clients face as the impact of Brexit, the war in Ukraine, and the pandemic unfold are real and enduring. Mella’s experience and expertise will be an invaluable asset to us and them.”

Mella said she is delighted to be joining Hume Brophy: “Hume Brophy is a leader in Communications and Public Affairs, with an excellent reputation in Brussels, the EU and also on the global scene. It has built up a team of very skilled and talented people with outstanding expertise in many and varied sectors. I am really pleased to join the company as a Non-Executive Director.”

Hume Brophy has a strong track record of delivering communications and government relations services in the financial services, transport, agriculture and food and energy and natural resources sectors. It has a full integrated global offer delivered through teams in London, Brussels, Dublin, Singapore, Hong Kong, New York, Frankfurt and Paris. This appointment will further bolster Hume Brophy’s credentials in the agriculture and food sector in the UK, Ireland and at EU level.

The company has grown considerably in the recent years and adapted well to the challenges presented by the global pandemic and Brexit.



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