Chris Calland departs Freuds after eight months to re-join Hanover

Chris Calland has left Freuds after eight months to re-join Hanover as an associate director.

Calland has joined London-based Hanover’s corporate practice. His new role will have a particular focus on reputation and crisis management, corporate profile and change communications.

He joined Freuds as an associate in June 2016, having worked as a senior account director at Hanover for three years. He is co-chair of the PRCA’s Crisis Group and a member of its PR & Communications Council.

Gavin Megaw, Hanover MD, corporate and brand, said: "Chris was a great loss to the agency, so we are delighted to get him back as we expand our breadth and depth. Our aim is to build the pre-eminent corporate practice for organisations looking to build their profile and successfully navigate major operational and reputational challenges."

Calland left Freuds last week and started at Hanover yesterday (Monday).

Other recent hires at Hanover include former Publicis Healthcare boss Anna Korving, who joined to chair its healthcare practice.

In January, Hanover opened in Dublin to add to its London and Brussels offices.

Hanover was founded in 1998 by Charles Lewington, former press secretary to John Major when he was Prime Minister. The agency is listed 29th in PRWeek’s UK Top 150 Consultancies table, with revenue of £8.3m in 2015.

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