Henderson set to leave College Hill after 12 years

College Hill partner James Henderson is set to quit the firm after 12 years.

Chairman Alex Sandberg confirmed that Henderson would be leaving the firm ‘in the near future’.

Henderson declined to comment on his departure but market sources say he plans to set up his own PR shop some time next year.

Sandberg said Henderson’s responsibilities for oil and gas and financial services clients would pass to other members of the College Hill team, including recent hires Jim Joseph, Ben Brewerton and Roddy Watt.

Henderson’s departure follows that of Caroline Wagstaff, who quit the firm earlier this month (PRWeek, 6 August).

Both Henderson and Wagstaff worked together on the Heath Lambert account before the insurance firm moved the work to

The Maitland Consultancy earlier this year (PRWeek, 13 February).

On the oil and gas side, Henderson has worked on College Hill’s accounts with Premier Oil and Paladin Resources.

Joseph, formerly a fund manager at Alecta Investment Management, who joined College Hill three months ago, and former Brunswick senior associate Brewerton, who joined the firm as a senior consultant last month, have begun working on some of College Hill’s oil and gas accounts. Joseph previously worked at HSBC as an analyst for the oil and gas sector.

Former Weber Shandwick senior associate Watt is joining College Hill’s five-strong financial services team.

Separately, it has emerged that former Merrill Lynch director of research marketing and College Hill IR director Bob Haville is now working for the firm as a part-time consultant. Haville resigned from his full-time post at College Hill at the end of last year.

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