Former Lansons MD and employee engagement specialist joins Montfort

Former Lansons MD Scott McKenzie has joined corporate reputation firm Montfort Communications as head of change and employee engagement.

Montfort's latest senior hire Scott McKenzie.
Montfort's latest senior hire Scott McKenzie.

McKenzie becomes the latest senior hire in a business that is on track to double its revenue and headcount this calendar year. At Lansons, He developed the change and employee engagement business from the ground up, working on a range of corporate issues and helping to boost the agency’s profitability and growth.

Previously, McKenzie was head of change and internal communications at H+K Strategies, leading the practice across the EMEA region, and also spent a decade working in-house at RBS and Lloyds Banking Group.

"Employees are a critical stakeholder audience for any company and their importance is only growing," Montfort co-founder Hugh Morrison said.

"Scott brings an incredible track record of advising world-class companies and helping them communicate complex messages, frequently to audiences around the globe. Scott is joining the team at an exciting time of growth for Montfort and we look forward to working with him in this dynamic area."

McKenzie added: "With Brexit, and a volatile economic outlook, clients are more likely than ever to be grappling with major organisational change, and how best to engage their own people through those periods of uncertainty. At Montfort, we are well placed to advise clients on those types of issues, whether it’s around engaging people inside your business, your customers or wider external stakeholders."

This year, Montfort has bolstered its senior ranks by recruiting Nick Bastin, – a 25-year industry veteran of CNC, Capital MSL, Smithfield Financial and Dewe Rogerson; and Rob Bailhache, the founder of Neustria Partners and a former partner and MD at FTI Consulting.

The business has also picked up several new clients, including DWS, the global asset management giant.

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