PARIS — APCO Worldwide has hired Aloïs Nuffer as a senior director in its Paris office, to oversee corporate communications. Nuffer was previously a partner at Portland Communications, where he worked for six years in the agency's London office, before returning to Paris in 2021 to help develop the agency in France and leading communications campaigns for corporations, governments and non-governmental organisations across Europe and Africa. He was previously a senior director at Elan Edelman in Paris. APCO has also hired Nina Pereira, formerly a French government press and communications advisor, who has worked for agencies including Jin and Ogilvy.

LONDON — Milk & Honey PR has hired Sanjiv Winayak as its newest senior client manager as the agency expands its consumer and lifestyle offering. Winayak comes to the agency after four years at Saymore PR and Marketing, where he led the account for footwear brand Teva. He has led campaigns for fashion and lifestyle brands including Moon Boot, Tretorn and Planet Organic.

LONDON — Creative Access, a social enterprise specialising in diversity and inclusion across the creative industries and enabling people from communities that are under-represented in the sector to access careers, progress and reach leadership, has hired ex-Octopus Group senior account director Ella Darlington (pictured) as its new head of marketing and communications. In her new role, Darlington will work with new Creative Access CEO, Bibi Hilton and Josie Dobrin, previously CEO and now executive chair. Before Octopus Group, where she led marketing for Adobe, BT and Logitech, Darlington worked at Ketchum.

LONDON — Technology communications consultancy Missive has hired Tom Knock as an associate director. Knock joins Missive from Harvard, where he had led a 12-person tech division for the past two years; before that, he worked at FieldHouse Associates and Brands2Life. Knock has worked with clients including Cisco, Salesforce, 8x8, NetApp, Callsign, Funding Options, Revolut and Nominet. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading some of Missive’s key clients, as well as the consultancy’s planning and analytics capabilities.

LONDON — European public affairs and strategic communications group Rud Pedersen has added to its fast-growing London office with the appointment of Millie Beaver as a consultant. Beaver most recently served as parliamentary assistant to MP Tobias Ellwood, the chairman of the Defence Select Committee in the House of Commons.

LONDON —Taso Advisory, a public policy firm with a specialism in technology, has appointed Ollie Buckley as a director. Buckley joins the agency, from Teneo, where he has been an MD since 2021. He first worked with Taso Advisory founder Ben Greenstone at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, where Buckley was deputy director for digital and tech policy and Greenstone was private secretary to Matt Hancock, then minister for digital and the creative industries.

LONDON — Healthcare marketing communications agency Onyx Health has strengthened its account management and medical writing teams with two new appointments: Rosie Thompson as an account manager and Modupe Ayeni as a medical writer, bringing the agency’s headcount to 35. Thompson joins from Newcastle-based agency Curtis Gabriel, where she worked as an account strategist, while Ayeni has moved into agency from academia and teaching, after completing a PhD in cardiovascular science.

LONDON — Integrated content agency The 10 Group, founded by former TVC Group CEO Elaine Stern in 2010, has made two appointments to bolster its strategic content capabilities. Senior strategist Rowena Soons and head of editorial content Isobel Buckingham are joining the 10 Studios team – led by chief commercial officer James Myers, former group MD of TVC Group – following a series of client wins including beauty buyers’ club Beauty Pie, engineering professional services firm WSP and electric vehicle charging points app Zapmap. Soons joins from capital market company Octopus Investments, where she oversaw strategy, product marketing, lead generation and retention for its two largest business lines, while journalist Buckingham previously produced editorial content for Vodafone and PwC.

LONDON — PR agency Red Lion has hired James Swan as an associate director to head up existing accounts including the Campari Group Rare portfolio, as well as growing the sport and fitness offering. Swan previously worked at agencies including Threepipe, Cake and Hope&Glory.

DUBAI — Four Communications Group has promoted directors Ghali Houri who oversees government clients, Louay Houri, who oversees performance, activation, creative and engagement, and Mohaned Lafi, who oversees corporate and business, to managing directors in the MENA region.

LONDON — Specialist B2B technology PR agency Element Communications, founded in 2019 by former Whiteoaks international client services director Tom Webb, has appointed Ben Cossor as a director. Cossor joins after more than nine years at PHA Group, where he was latterly head of technology PR. Element works with scale-up technology businesses across fast-growth sectors including sustainability tech, fintech, cyber security, HR technology and telecoms, as well as VCs and investment firms that facilitate start-up growth, including Capita Scaling Partner.

JOHANNESBURG — Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service APO Group has appointed South African-British-American national Kris Wanamaker as chief revenue officer, with responsibility for marketing, sales, customer support, expansion of APO’s service offering and revenue management. Wanamaker has co-founded four companies including a telecommunications business in Johannesburg; a copywriting agency in South Africa; a real estate firm, and an interior design/architecture firm in the UAE. She has worked with brands including Microsoft, BMW and Daimler Chrysler, as well as Gulf royalty, property developers and politicians. Wanamaker will join the APO Group management team, and will be based in Cape Town and London.