Shandwick Consultants has appointed five additional board
The new directors have all been promoted from within, bringing the total
number on its board to 20. Shandwick Consultants is the largest UK
company within the Shandwick International group, and employs 90
The promotions follow the departure of the agency’s chief executive
Chris Matthews and three board directors in February. Matthews has yet
to be replaced.
The new directors are: Julian Bosdet, Matthew Hooper, Jon McLeod, Ben
Padovan and Marcus Smith. They have been with the agency for over a year
and were previously associate directors, the rank immediately below
The promotions have led to criticisms from some insiders that the board
is over-inflated for the size of the agency.
Shandwick UK managing director Colin Trusler countered the criticism,
saying that the expansion was a result of a growth in business.
The agency’s turnover is 25 per cent higher for the first half this year
than it was last year. This is due to new business from clients
including the Meat and Livestock Commission, Bovis Homes, Mersey Docks
and Harbour Board, United News and Media and the Government of
’We have a relationship with our clients where they expect and get
contact with the senior people in our business,’ said Trusler.