BRUSSELS—Carla Espinhal has joined Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide’s Brussels office as director of public policy communications. In this role, Espinhal will manage the agency’s work for the European institutions.
Ogilvy PR’s recent public sector work includes climate change and civil liberties campaigns for the Alliance of Liberal Democrats in Europe, the launch of the newly established Foundation for European Progressive Studies, communications support for the public private Innovative Medicines Initiative and the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive. Ogilvy was recently appointed to the communications roster of the European Parliament and was just been awarded the Directorate General Environment contract for Green Week.
Espinhal brings more than 12 years experience of EU affairs in Brussels, where she worked at the European Commission in DG AIDCO before leaving to work in consultancy. She returns to Brussels from her native Portugal where she was working in the Parliament as assistant to the president of the EU Affairs Committee.
In her new role, she reports to the managing director of the Brussels office Natalie Todd, and will work alongside management colleagues Deepika Sandhu, director public affairs, and Laure Van Hauwaert, director corporate and consumer communications.