Board’s head of public affairs to become associate director at The PR Office

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Board’s head of public affairs to become associate director at The PR Office

Philip Rosenberg will join the leading PR agency in January, saying 'it is a real privilege to join this talented group'

Lee Harpin is the Jewish News's political editor

Phil Rosenberg
Phil Rosenberg

Philip Rosenberg – currently director of public affairs at the Board of Deputies – is leaving the organisation to become associate director at The PR Office agency.

Rosenberg, who has become a high profile name at the Board during his eight years at the communal body – will join the leading agency in January.

The PR Office’s portfolio stretches across many sectors, both outside and within the Jewish community.

Clients include law, technology and accountancy firms, and it also offer crisis management and more formal advice to numerous high profile individuals and businesses across the globe.

During his time at the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Philip has played a leading role in the UK Jewish community’s response to antisemitism in the Labour Party, Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. He has worked with the diplomatic corps in London to maximise opportunities for peace following the Abraham Accords; with different faith communities to promote community cohesion; and, through the Board’s ground-breaking “Commission on Racial Inclusivity in the Jewish Community”, oversaw a meaningful reaction to the murder of George Floyd.

Phil Rosenberg

Commenting on this appointment, Shimon Cohen, Chairman, The PR Office, said: “Philip is a talented and skilled operator, with a proven track record in policy, strategic relations, advocacy and communications. We are delighted that he will be joining us and are confident that he will add hugely to the continued development of our community, public affairs and advocacy work.”

Philip Rosenberg added: “Shimon and the PRO team are known to be among the best in the business and it is a real privilege to join this talented group. I cannot wait to get started on building on their successes and supporting their clients to further amplify their voices in government and in the media. I want to take this opportunity to thank all those I have worked with at the Board of Deputies. I know the organisation will continue to go from strength to strength. I will leave with many happy memories and look forward to my next challenge with relish.”

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