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Red Havas Announces Two Senior Appointments

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Anna Thomson appointed as managing partner and Claire Davies promoted to head of strategy and planning

Red Havas Announces Two Senior Appointments

Leading global communications agency, Red Havas, has made two more senior appointments to further bolster its UK-wide operation.

Red Havas has appointed former Golin executive director Anna Thomson as a managing partner in London. Meanwhile Claire Davies, previously head of planning and strategy for London, has been promoted to head of strategy and planning across the UK.

In a newly-created role, Anna will spearhead a portfolio of blue chip consumer and government accounts including American Express, Jaguar Landrover and National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT). She will also sit on the UK management team and help to shape its growth plans as Red Havas continues to grow its strategic offering, which includes a Global Influencer Proposition.

Anna will report to Red Havas London MD, Richard Clarke.

Richard said of the appointment, "Anna’s experience is, quite frankly, stellar. She will inject the right dose of energy, passion and commerciality for both our team and clients, and I couldn’t think of anyone better to partner with me as we enter our fourth year of operation in London.”

Anna said of her appointment, “Red Havas is an agency that is going places and I’m delighted to be leading such an enviable and diverse portfolio of clients.”

Claire will step into a UK-wide role with a remit to expand the agency’s creative earned and influencer services offer as well as identify new measurement frameworks and an enhanced tools and tech stack.

Claire said of her promotion, “There has never been a better and more exciting time to grow out the creative services offer at Red Havas. PR and influence are now at the forefront of strategic communications and our clients see us as the instigators of truly campaignable ideas which have reach across the comms mix.”

UK chief executive Rachael Sansom commented, “We’ve had a very strong start to the year with over 57% growth in Q1 as well asl having onboarded several high profile new clients. We are optimistically forecasting continued significant growth. Both appointments reflect our excitement about the dynamism of the Red Havas brand. It really is a case of what’s this space.”

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Havas UK, Mon, 22 May 2023 12:15:45 GMT