By Powerscourt on 23/06/2022

Powerscourt makes three senior hires

Powerscourt has announced a trio of senior appointments in its campaigns and ESG teams.

Ludo Baynham-Herd joins Powerscourt as a director in the campaigns team from FleishmanHillard. The reputation management specialist has more than 12 years of experience and has worked with clients including Santander, Western Union, Bayer and Novartis.

Also joining the campaigns team, as a senior consultant, is Maria Sizyakova, formerly of MHP Mischief, where she led corporate reputation programmes for clients in sectors including financial services, energy and consumer goods. Her clients have included Coca-Cola, Samsung, E.ON, Barclaycard, SABMiller and Nestlé.

Jourdan Webb joins Powerscourt’s sustainability team as a consultant. She previously worked at FTI Consulting in both the energy & natural resources and the ESG & sustainability teams.

Victoria Palmer-Moore, managing partner at Powerscourt, said: “Ludo, Maria and Jourdan all bring significant experience advising C-suite executives from some of the world’s most established organisations. Powerscourt has welcomed a total of 15 new colleagues in 2022 to support and drive our business expansion and it is testament to the speed at which we continue to evolve as an agency that we are able to attract this rich pool of talent.”

Powerscourt’s appointments this year have included former Telegraph economics editor Russ Lynch and a quartet of senior hires in in its tech, media and telecoms practice.

Revenue at the agency grew 18 per cent in 2021 to £13.5m, according to the PRWeek UK Top 150 Consultancies table.

Powerscourt was founded in 2004 by Rory Godson, a former business editor of The Sunday Times and director of corporate affairs EMEA at Goldman Sachs.