LONDON: Porter Novelli has hired James Chandler as UK head of corporate.
Chandler will start in the role on April 1 and report to Sally Ward, president of EMEA and MD at Porter Novelli UK.
He will also work closely with the office’s deputy MD, Fenella Grey, with a focus on growing the practice, developing new product offerings, and developing talent.
"I have been the director of corporate at agencies such as Weber Shandwick in the past, responsible for external and internal communications and raising finance," he said about his experience. "I will be able to use my experience contributing to Porter Novelli’s growth, while working with clients such as British Telecom and General Mills."
Chandler will replace Neil Bayley, who left Porter Novelli in October for Good Relations.
Chandler has 18 years of agency experience, spending the past five years at Thames Advisory London, an investment bank with a corporate finance advisory service. He managed all communications and marketing programs for pan-European companies in the digital media, technology, renewable energy, and financial services industries for the bank.
During his career, Chandler’s clients have also included the Economic Board of Bahrain and Kingdom Holding Company.
This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK.