LONDON — Matt Ridsdale, former executive director and corporate affairs head at National Lottery operator Camelot, has joined broadcaster Sky as chief corporate affairs director. Ridsdale had been at Camelot since 2017, having previously been CEO of corporate and financial communications specialist Tavistock for nearly 12 years.

LONDON — Former Teneo social and digital lead Louise Vaughan (pictured) has joined Lansons as a senior campaigning advisor to expand its integrated campaigning offer. Vaughan spent 13 years at Teneo (and previously Blue Rubicon) including as MD, advising clients including Facebook and BP. Since leaving Teneo in 2020, she has served as director of communications and interim CEO of The National Emergencies Trust, the charity set up in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy to better support those affected by UK disasters. Vaughan will divide her time between Lansons and the charity.

LONDON — Brunswick has appointed five new partners across EMEA: Fiona Maharg-Bravo, who joined the Madrid office in 2021 after being director of international and financial communications at Telefónica; Helen Smith in London, who previously worked in Brunswick’s Hong Kong and New York offices and is part of the global consumer industries sector team; Joudi Issa, based in the Dubai office; Simon Hertwig, who helped set up the Munich office in 2011 and has supported German and international companies in sectors including industrials, infrastructure, technology, media and telecommunications; and Stefanie Chalk in Frankfurt, who held global communications and corporate responsibility roles at Deutsche Bank before joining the firm in 2017 and serves on Brunswick’s global and European DE&I committees.

LONDON — W Communications has appointed Andy Chappin as its first global CFO. Chappin joins co-CEOs Frankie Cory and Warren Johnson in managing the company’s growth across its offices in London, New York and Singapore and further expansion, with global headcount now at more than 175 and global billings near £20 million. Chappin joins from Omnicom B2B brand and insights consultancy Hall and Partners, where he had been global CFO since 2012.

BRUSSELS — Dentons Global Advisors has appointed Olalla Michelena as a partner in Brussels. She will be a senior member in the EU public affairs practice, with a specialty in sustainability and the circular economy. Michelena was previously a director in boutique EU public affairs consultancy Lighthouse Partners and also served as director of the EU delegation of NGO Make Mothers Matter and as a manager at Burson-Marsteller.