Vanessa Richardson has joined as campaign director, having moved back to London from Australia, where she led comms for the Sydney Symphony.
Richardson is an industry veteran, and worked at Hill & Knowlton New York during the infamous launch of failed website boo.com. Her tech experience includes a stint at Professional Public Relations, managing clients including Toshiba and Lexmark.
Richardson’s appointment comes as BondPR announces its acquisition of Whiteoaks France, the Paris outpost of Surrey tech firm the Whiteoaks Consultancy. BondPR has bought a majority shareholding and will assume management responsibility.
BondPR is currently helping Indian agency Mutual PR launch its European operations (PRWeek, 31 October 2007).