Lauren Myers-Cavanagh has joined Twitter as its new Head of Policy Communications for the Asia Pacific based in Singapore. Myers-Cavanagh will set the strategy for policy communications working in partnership with Twitter’s public policy team, focusing in particular on issues of transparency, the Open Internet, and Twitter’s work to protect the conversation around elections.

Myers-Cavanagh will report to ill report to Ian Plunkett, Twitter’s Global Director of Policy Communications, who is based in New York City. She joins Twitter from Edelman, where she advised clients and internal stakeholders on corporate reputation, issues-based campaigns, advocacy, and executive profiling.

“We are pleased to officially welcome Lauren to Twitter, adding to our roster of strong policy communications talent worldwide,” said Ian Plunkett, Global Director of Policy Communications at Twitter. “We believe her expertise in working on high stakes issues across APAC and deepening the concept of trust within the communications sector will propel our work forward as we look to better serve the public conversation. In a uniquely challenging time, Lauren will bring a fresh and dynamic approach as we embrace critical debates on the future of Twitter within society and the Internet writ large.”

“I’m delighted to have joined Twitter,” added Myers-Cavanagh. “There has never been a more critical need to communicate with stakeholders, the media, and the public on the issues that define our license to operate. As a values-driven company, Twitter is uniquely positioned to command the space it occupies and to drive these important conversations. I look forward to collaborating with the incredibly strong policy and communications teams both in the region and around the world.”