PRovoke Media 27 Mar 2023 // 5:00AM GMT
LONDON — Hanbury Strategy has appointed two partners. Jamie Lyons joins Hanbury after five years at MHP, where he led the public affairs practice and was previously partner and deputy MD at Bell Pottinger Political. The agency has also promoted Niamh Fogarty, who joined three years ago as an associate director, to partner, and has hired former senior UK government policy advisor Daisy Whiten as an associate director.
LONDON — Former BBC business editor Jeff Randall has been hired as non-executive chairman at PR and public affairs agency Woburn Partners, whose founder James Robinson worked with Randall on Sunday Business.
MADRID — FTI Consulting has appointed Leonor Díaz-Córdova as a managing director for EMEA. Díaz-Córdova, who will work alongside FTI Consulting leaders across the region on communication, policy and public affairs, previously worked at CT Group and Pagefield. Also in Spain, the firm has appointed Ali Karami Ruiz as a senior managing director in its strategic communications segment. Karami Ruiz was previously senior director of strategic engagement and communications at Business at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
LONDON — Brunswick has reappointed Stuart Hudson as a partner within its anti-trust and regulatory affairs offer. Hudson previously worked at the strategic communications firm from 2010 to 2019 and rejoins from the UK Competition and Markets Authority, where he was senior director for strategy, communications and advocacy and a member of the executive committee. Before his first stint at Brunswick, Hudson was a special adviser to former prime minister Gordon Brown and also served as head of government affairs at UK energy regulator Ofgem.
LONDON — Independent corporate and financial communications consultancy Tavistock has appointed James Laing to its advisory board as a non-executive director and special advisor. Laing has held senior positions at Standard Life Aberdeen Asset Management and more recently at Rothschild & Co, where he helped launch the investor advisory practice in 2019 and where he co-headed its shareholder engagement division advising clients on IPOs, M&A, shareholder activism and ESG.
LONDON — Here Be Dragons has named Dominic Radcliffe as its first creative director, after a number of new business wins. Radcliffe, who has been a creative at Here Be Dragons since 2021, will now lead the agency’s creative department. Before joining the agency, he ran a digital marketing and creative studio, Rufus. Recent client wins for Here Be Dragons include alternative meat brand Future Farm, anti-food-waste fruit and veg box brand Oddbox, card delivery service Moonpig and Ryobi power tools.
LONDON — Ex-Fleishman Hillard associate director Abigail Van-Arnold has joined Made By Giants as communications growth director to drive growth across the business. Before joining the agency, Van-Arnold worked with enterprise technology, fintech and cybersecurity brands including Western Union, McAfee and Salesforce.
LONDON — Specialist international film, TV and gaming PR agency Percy & Warren has appointed Phoebe Brown as marketing manager to build its profile in the international film and TV market. Brown previously managed UK and US PR for Walter Presents, Channel 4's foreign language service, as well as drama producer Eagle Eye Drama. She also managed events with embassies, festivals, film and TV institutes and societies and forged international brand partnerships on behalf of the channel. In her new role, Brown will be responsible for managing Percy & Warren’s expansion into new territories and markets, reporting to co-founders Holly Miller and Xander Ross.
LONDON — Global creator marketing agency Billion Dollar Boy has hired Becky Owen as its new CMO. Owen joins from Meta, where she was head of creator innovation and solutions for EMEA. Also at the agency, global CEO and co-founder Ed East is relocating from its London HQ to its New York office to support US expansion along with president and co-founder Permele Doyle. In addition, Alex Williamson has also been appointed as global creative director to lead the US and European creative teams.