Ex-Ketchum exec named global PR lead for architecture firm

Kitty Parkes has 11 years' PR experience in Asia and the UK

Architecture and design studio Lead 8 has appointed global PR & communications and global marketing & communications leads.

Former Ketchum account director in Hong Kong Kitty Parkes has taken the PR role, bringing with her 11 years' experience in Asia and the UK. She has driven communications campaigns for clients including FedEx Express, Cathay Pacific, Google, Land Securities and major international architectural firms.

Meanwhile Karen Sin has over ten years of experience in marketing, brand management and business development across Asia-Pacific, previously working in the hospitality design sector for Hirsch Bedner Associates.

Lead 8 has over 85 members of staff in their Taikoo-based Hong Kong studio. They also have design studios in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

"We are thrilled with the appointments of Karen Sin and Kitty Parkes as our new Marketing and PR heads," said Simon Blore, Director of Lead 8, "They are both creative, experienced practitioners with a wealth of industry knowledge, and we are delighted to have them on board."


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