Social purpose strategy firm Purpose Union has appointed Carum Basra as associate director and Tom Hunt as senior associate. Basra joins from the Institute of Directors, where he was a senior policy advisor, and previously spent nearly four years at Finsbury. Hunt joins Purpose Union from b2b technology media relations specialist Harvard, where he was a senior account executive.
Made By Giants has hired former FleishmanHillard digital strategist Valentina Schiavo as its head of digital.
Brand building and communications agency ScienceMagic.Inc has appointed Cat Howard as its first creative director.
Newcastle-based search marketing specialist agency Evolved Search has hired Andrew Dipper as head of digital PR. He brings more than 10 years of experience gained in agencies, in-house roles and as a freelancer, including a four-and-a-half year stint as head of global digital marketing at Tenth Revolution Group.
Jennifer Thomas has been appointed by Netball England as non-executive director to provide added support in the area of equality, diversity and inclusion. Thomas has held senior comms roles at GSK and Direct Line.
Christian May, who left the role of editor-in-chief of City AM last year, has joined Teneo as a managing director.
Boldspace has appointed former adland creative Matt Weston as creative director.
Independent medical comms specialist Synergy Vision has promoted MD Eileen Gallagher to the new role of chief operating officer. The role focuses on “operational excellence to support ambitious growth targets”. Gallagher was part of the Synergy Vision founding team in 2009.
Nan Williams, founder and group chief executive of Four Communications, has been appointed as chair of GlobalWelsh. GlobalWelsh is an independent not-for-profit organisation focused on connecting Wales with its diaspora around the world for economic benefit.
Nottingham-based digital PR agency Motive has hired media professional Sarah Samways as head of PR, Josh Rawson as graphic designer and Megan Turner as a PR executive.