Holmes Report 08 Feb 2016 // 12:26AM GMT
DUBLIN—Ryanair has appointed Shane O’Toole (piuctured) as its head of investor relations, moving from his current role in Ryanair as an Accountant in the finance team. O’Toole previously worked for financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald in Dublin.
LONDON—Nick Woods and Lisa Taylor have left their previous roles at WE Communications and Cow PR respectively to set up a new agency called Well Hello. Woods was UK deputy GM and EMEA creative director at We and Taylor was MD at Cow PR. The new firm will focus on working with brands that “help people look, feel and/or do good."
LONDON—Virgo Health has appointed Ondine Whittington to the newly created position of managing director, while the firm's current joint-CEO Sarah Matthew becomes president of the Golin global healthcare practice, encompassing both the Golin and Virgo health brands. Whittington joined Virgo in 2006 and has overseen some of the company's biggest clients.
KAMPALA—Hill+Knowlton Strategies has appointed Helena Mayanja as managing director for its operations in Uganda and Rwanda. Mayanja has more than 11 years of communications experience, having previously worked for the Uganda Communications Commission and MultiChoice Uganda.
LONDON—Hill+Knowlton Strategies has hired Vinay Chhana and Thomas Jackson to bolster its data capabilities. Chhana joins as a data consultant from The Social Partners, and will be responsible for shaping the way the firm measures and examines data. Jackson joins as a data analyst in the technology team. Prior to H+K, he worked at Ebiquity as part of the reputation division, handling clients such as Rolls Royce, Carrefour and Sony.
OSLO—Hilde Haugen Kallevig has been appointed vice president of external communication for aluminium manufacturer Sapa Group based in Oslo. She joins from Hill+Knowlton Strategies where she was account director in the corporate communications practice, focused on employer branding. She has also worked for Burson- Marsteller in London and Tokyo.
LONDON—Pagefield has launched The Pagefield Academy, which offers bespoke training courses covering a wide range of subjects from negotiation skills and risk management to select committee training and running and managing an agency. The courses will be offered as open workshops for mixed groups and as entirely tailored sessions for individuals or teams.
LONDON—Robotic process automation and artificial intelligence technology company Genfour has chosen The CommsCo as its retained PR and social media partner.
WARSAW—Rafal Salak has been appointed communications lead at Prowly, a SaaS platform from Poland. He will oversee global communications for the company, with a strong focus on the global market. Prior to joining Prowly, Salak worked at Hill+Knowlton Strategies for three years, on clients including Spotify, Facebook, CI Games, NetApp, BlackBerry or Wacom.
LONDON—Aspectus has bolstered its growing financial services practice with the appointment of Julian Wadley as account director. Wadley joins Aspectus from Mattison PR, where he worked on financial and professional services clients.