Ben Mascall

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Ben Mascall

Ben Mascall was appointed as head of strategic communications to British prime minister Theresa May in October 2016. [1] He was previously the deputy director of communications for the Conservative Party[2] and a special adviser to the defence secretary Michael Fallon.[3]

In his new role, Mascall organises the Number 10 'grid' which controls the timing of government activity and announcements, coordinating policy and media strategy. [4]

From lobbyist to Tory press aide

Mascall was political press adviser for health and education for the Conservative Party from November 2010 until September 2012. Before this, he filled a short-term role as account director at Bell Pottinger from August to November 2010. [5]

Mascall worked as an account director and account manager at MS&L Worldwide in 2008-2009. He was also a senior consultant at lobbying and PR consultancy Financial Dynamics from June 2006 until May 2008. [5]

He was formerly a special adviser to the Department for Transport and Patrick McLoughlin.

Notes

  1. LinkedIn | Ben Mascall, LinkedIn, accessed 14 December 2016.
  2. Daniel Farey-Jones Conservative Party loses deputy comms chief to Barratt PR Week, 23 September 2014.
  3. James Forsyth Cameron tries to bring the campaign into government Spectator, 26 May 2015, accessed 8 June 2015.
  4. Andrew Smith, Theresa May’s strategy and political teams, Weber Shandwick, 30 September 2016, accessed 14 December 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Linkedin Ben Mascall, accessed 22 September 2014.