Simon Thompson has over twenty years experience in corporate and reputation management, both in agencies working for clients such as Microsoft, and in-house.
One Moorgate Place
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7920 8515
Director of Communications for the Investment Management Association (IMA). Previous roles include Global Head of Media Relations at Salans LLP (now Dentons), UK Head of Communications at RSA and Head of Public Relations at First Direct.
Director of Communications
Investment Management Association
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7831 0898
Mobile: 07739 774873
Director of corporate and financial communications consultancy, Caroline Cecil Associates, founded in 1991. Vice chairman of the Reform Club Media Group. Previously director of Valin Pollen and public relations manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Caroline Cecil Associates
30 Poplar Grove
London W6 7RE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7610 4110
Director, Head of Financial Services, Kreab Gavin Anderson. Previously Head of Communications, Janus Capital Group, EMEA and AsiaPac and former BBC Economics and Business journalist.
Kreab Gavin Anderson
2-6 Cannon Street, EC4M 6XJ London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7074 1821
Mobile: +44 7717 857 736
Director of Native Consultancy, an agency which works with professional service firms, consultancies and business-to-business organisations. Richard has 15 years in business and financial communications.
26 Lower Kings Road
Tel: 01442 200971
Mobile: 07805 155356
A Director at MHP Communications, a top ten consultancy founded in 2010 through the merger of Mandate, Hogarth and Penrose, she has 15 years experience in financial and corporate communications. Prior to joining MHP, Katie was a Director at Smithfield and she formerly worked for Weber Shandwick Square Mile and Ludgate Communications.
60 Great Portland Street
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3128 8794
Switchboard: 020 3128 8100
Mobile: 07884 494112
A senior member of College Hill's TMT team and a former journalist, she has 18 years' experience in financial communications. Kay worked for more than 10 years as a financial journalist. Prior to joining College Hill, Kay worked for City PR consultancies Powerscourt and Penrose Financial.
Royal Mint Court
Direct line: +44 (0) 20 7457 2052
Mobile: +44 (0)7854 368227
Hannah is an Associate Director at Open Road, part of the Blue Rubicon Group. She specialises in public affairs and stakeholder communications for the financial services industry, and works with banks, asset managers, and the pensions industry.
6 More London Place,
Tel: 020 7367 6032
Mobile: 07876 455 629
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Jill Pearcy is Head of Communications for HS2 Ltd and has a background in issues management and business to business communications. She is the former Head of Media Relations for NATS, the UK’s air traffic controller, and has also led communications at Unisys and SWIFT.
Jill Pearcy, Head of Communications
2nd Floor, Eland House, Bressenden Place, London,
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7944 0623
Mobile: +44 7900 468335
As Head of Media at Insight Public Affairs, Louise has worked with clients including RBS, Sony, Coca-Cola, VEVO, Time Inc and the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation, advising on media relations, crisis comms and corporate reputation. A former senior press officer for the Liberal Democrats, Louise led the party's broadcast team in the 2010 General Election.
52 Grosvenor Gardens,
Direct Line: +44 (0) 20 7054 9966
Kate Samuel is Senior Associate at Hill+Knowlton. Prior to that Kate was Associate Director, Corporate at salt. Kate has a diverse background, which has spanned a public affairs agency, in-house comms for an oil and gas company, the Cabinet Office (and COBR) and a think tank. Recently, she completed her CIPR Diploma in Crisis Communications, with distinction. Kate is a specialist in stakeholder management, crisis communications and behaviour change communications. For much of her adult life, Kate has worked with young people, as a summer camp counsellor for five years, a volunteer tutor for students with learning difficulties, a school governor and in marketing for a work abroad company. In her spare time, Kate writes a book blog, runs and bakes.
Tel: +44 (0) 207 413 3054
Head of PR at top 20 law firm DWF, with over 12 years' experience advising senior management about strategic communications issues. Award-winning and with a strong track record in managing corporate reputation.
Head of PR
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Helen is a Partner at Instinctif Partners, specialising in the construction, housebuilding, transport and support services sectors. Prior to this, Helen led PR in-house within the recruitment sector and also worked for Bell Pottinger Corporate & Financial.
65 Gresham Street
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7457 2025
Tel: +44 (0) 7825 609737
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Head of Brand Communications at Impax Asset Management. Anne has more than 20 years' experience in communications for financial services companies. Previously a consultant at F&C Asset Management and Head of Communications at GAM and Vernalis plc. Anne has also worked for UBS, Salomon Brothers and Valin Pollen.
Impax Asset Management
Tel: +44 20 77434 1122
Mobile: +44 7733 260935
Managing Director of Hollins Communications. Previously at financial PR agencies Weber Shandwick, Valin Pollen, Abchurch Communications and Alex McCallum & Associates in New York. Four years as Head of Corporate Communications at Capital & Regional plc. Member of the London Stock Exchange Regional Advisory Group.
Tel: +44 (0) 1969 624199
Mobile: +44 (0) 7764 947137
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Administrator for the Corporate and Financial Group since 1999. In addition she also administers a senior executive group and is Chair of Governors for a large Primary school and Children's Centre and on the steering group for the Woking Schools Confederation.
Tel: 01483 771932
Fax: 01483 771932
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