Richard Carnell-Jones joins H+K London

PR and integrated comms consultancy, Hill + Knowlton London (H+K), has appointed Richard Carnell-Jones as associate director of its energy and industrials team.

Carnell-Jones will focus on strategic communications and reputation management and help clients develop multichannel communications programmes. He will report to Simon Whitehead, MD at H+K’s energy and industrial team.

Carnell-Jones said: “H+K’s energy and industrials team is undoubtedly one of the best in London, with its unique combination of sector knowledge and multi-disciplinary communications and public affairs expertise. I am thrilled to be working with such a talented team. I look forward to helping this part of the business grow and assisting our clients in their ambitions of communicating in an impactful, focused and fully integrated manner.”

Whitehead added: “Having worked client side and in consultancy, Richard really understands how to both design and implement strategic communications campaigns in highly complex organisations. His credentials in external communications, particularly in digital, really demonstrate our commitment to employing a multi-talented team across digital, marketing, media relations and public affairs.”

Carnell-Jones will be departing from the external communications team at Anglo American, where he founded and led its digital communications function. Previously, he worked at leading communications consultancies Edelman and Bell Pottinger.

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