HONG KONG—Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has appointed Rachel Catanach general manager and senior vice president of its Hong Kong operations. Nancy Payne, who has served in this role since March 2004, will return to the firm’s Washington, D.C., office to continue her consulting work in the areas of digital communications and social marketing.
A corporate and financial communications specialist, Catanach reports to the firm’s regional president of Asia Pacific, Lynne Anne Davis.
Catanach started her communications career as a business journalist and at in-house public relations positions before joining Sweeney Vesty, a corporate and marketing communications firm based in Wellington, New Zealand. Most recently, she served as general manager and regional corporate practice lead at the Hong Kong office of Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.