This week’s top people news

Your bitesize update on the latest People News and Moves featured on Gorkana this week:

Daniel Beach 2Omnicom-owned Portland has hired former Ketchum director Daniel Beach as director at Portland Health. John Clarke has also joined the consultancy as an associate director for policy and public affairs.

Beach support pharma and med tech clients, strengthening Portland’s global product communications capability.

Jennifer Ferguson 2Stock photo agency Getty Images has appointed Jennifer Ferguson to the newly-created role of SVP of global comms. Ferguson joins from Christie’s, the fine arts business and auction house.

Ferguson will lead on communications with the company’s diverse stakeholders; from the photographic and creative communities, to internal and investor audiences, as well as consumers, corporates and news organisations around the world.

Jen Stebbing 2Communications consultancy Hawthorn has appointed Daniel Rolle and Jen Stebbing as associate directors. They will advise clients across the technology and professional services sectors.

Stebbing joins Hawthorn from ESI Media, where she was head of video. Rolle joins Hawthorn from Burson-Marsteller.

Mathew O'Keeffe 2Matthew O’Keeffe has joined FTI Consulting as a managing director in its Industrials & Special Situations team.

O’Keeffe joins FTI with more than 20 years of experience working as a sell-side analyst at a number of major investment banks.

infinate 2

Infinite Global, an international professional services comms consultancy, has hired Benjamin Thiele-Long as an account director in London.

Thiele-Long joins Infinite Global from global law firm King & Wood Mallesons, having previously been a consultant at Pagefield Communications.


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