LONDON—Ketchum has named Rod Cartwright as director of its global corporate practice. Cartwright succeeds Rob Flaherty, who has been serving in that role in addition to being senior partner and president of Ketchum, based in New York. Cartwright continues to be based in London and will remain focused on his current responsibilities as managing director of corporate and public affairs for Ketchum Pleon London while a search is underway for his successor in that role.
Since joining Ketchum in 2008, Cartwright has led the London corporate and public affairs practice through a period of growth, which has seen the team double in size. The London group now represents the overall agency's second-largest corporate practice group.
In his new position, Cartwright will partner closely with Ketchum counselors from around the world to expand the practice's key capabilities and build on the agency's global portfolio of services, including strategic media relations, issues and crisis management, public affairs, financial communications, corporate social responsibility, speaker services, and building executive profiles and training.
Prior to joining Ketchum, Cartwright held senior leadership positions managing the UK public affairs teams at Hill & Knowlton and GCI London, and he also served as a member of former Prime Minister Tony Blair's staff at Labour Party headquarters during the 1997 general election.