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Tim Thompson

Tim ThompsonTim has over 25 years’ experience in Corporate and Financial Communications and Investor Relations and joined Newgate after 16 years at another leading international consultancy. He has consulted and implemented campaigns for plcs and corporates in the UK and most of the world’s financial markets. Additional experience involves advising over 50 IPOs such as Majestic Wine, Nautical Petroleum and IG Index and crisis management situations and mergers and acquisitions, acting for both the defence and bidder. Tim's experience covers a broad range of sectors including Technology, Consumer and Natural Resources , particularly Oil and Gas, managing FTSE 100,FTSE 250 and AIM clients.

 

Jonathan Clare

Jonathan ClareJonathan is the executive chairman of Newgate Communications. For over 20 years he has advised companies facing challenging and complex PR issues. Jonathan spent the first part of his career as a financial journalist on The Times (Tempus column and retail), the Daily Mail, Investors Chronicle and Birmingham Post City Office, among others. He was one of the founders of Citigate Dewe Rogerson, a leading PR consultancy, where he was latterly chief executive and deputy chairman of Citigate Holdings. Jonathan founded Newgate in late 2011. Jonathan has advised Investec for over 15 years. He has also advised many companies involved in high profile transaction or crises, including: ITV; Credit Suisse; HSBC; Santander; Bentalls; Premier Foods; Halfords and many others

 

Heather Armstrong

Heather ArmstrongHeather came into Financial PR having spent two years as a financial media analyst with an international research firm and has been with Newgate for three years. Heather advises a number of clients across different sectors, while also working on numerous successful IPOs. She is adept at developing, implementing and managing tailored communications programmes to work in and around financial calendars to meet the specific needs of her clients. She has spent time working for a number of charities in their press offices, whilst developing her literary skills during her university days when she was Editor in Chief of the University Newspaper.

 

 

James Benjamin

James BenjaminJames Benjamin has worked for over twelve years in agency Financial Communications for PLC, institutional, corporate and regulatory clients in the UK and internationally. He provides strategic advice to and develops, implements and manages communications programmes with the financial community across a wide range of clients and sectors including Financial and Professional Services, Retail/Leisure, Energy/Cleantech, Telecommunications, Property and Industrials. He has significant transaction experience including M&A deals, IPOs, fundraisings and takeovers and also provides strategic advice and support on high-profile crises and issues and reputation and change management programmes. He was previously in corporate finance at Freshfields and worked in Regulation at the London Stock Exchange.

 

Hilary Buchanan

Hilary MillarA Canadian national, Hilary joined in 2008 while completing her MSc at the London School of Economics in Environment and Development studies. She has previously studied in Spain, Dominican Republic and Australia, and most recently worked in the UK as a Project Officer at the Carbon Disclosure Project. She holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) level 4 qualification from the CFA Society, as well as the Chartered Institute of Investor Relations’ professional qualification for Investor Relations (IR) practitioners.

 

 

John Coles

John ColesJohn has over 20 years’ experience of financial communications working predominantly in leading UK consultancies. He has worked for a range of companies from FTSE100 including Abbey National, P&O, Standard Chartered and Friends Provident to smaller companies including Jazz FM, Mavinwood, Kier and AutoLogic. His M&A experience includes the defence of Abbey National and NatWest and Crisis Management includes the capital restructuring of Marconi and the strike threat at Imerys. John is also Chairman of the National Governing Body of the paralympic sport, Goalball.

 

Caroline Forde

Caroline Evans-JonesCaroline has over 14 years’ experience in technology and media financial PR. She joined Threadneedle via the merger with TMT specialist agency ICIS in July 2010. Caroline joined ICIS in 2000 shortly after it was formed and was instrumental in growing the agency to the number one provider of financial PR for small cap TMT businesses. Caroline has managed corporate and financial PR accounts for both private and public technology companies, with a focus on enterprise software, mobile tech and internet. Current clients include Craneware plc, iomart Group plc, DGS and Statpro Group plc

 

 

Clotilde Gros

Clotilde GrosClotilde has advised clients across a number of Corporate and Financial Communications issues, including Corporate Profile Raising, Reputation Management and Crisis Communications for nine years. She has also advised clients on financial transactions, including M&A deals, fundraisings, IPOs and takeovers. Clotilde’s experience includes working with consumer/retail businesses including Samsonite, House of Fraser, New Britain Palm Oil and N Brown Group, across a wide spectrum of corporate activities. These include crisis communications, financial calendar and transactional support. Her clients have also included WM Morrisons, Alliance Boots and
Shepherd Neame.

 

 

Andrew Jones

Andrew JonesAndrew has extensive experience of advising listed corporates in both the UK and Europe, across a broad range of sectors, on their financial and corporate communications programmes, with a particular specialism in Investor and Analyst Relations. Andrew has substantial experience in advising Oil & Gas companies. He has worked on assignments such as advising Gazprom on its financial communications and helping establish an in-house Investor Relations function; providing ongoing Corporate Communications advice to DONG Energy, one of the largest acreage holders in the West of Shetland; supporting White Rose Energy Ventures on the announcement of its Angolan joint venture with Genel Energy and providing ongoing communication support to oil explorer, Chrysaor. Andrew has also worked with companies in the broader Natural Resources sector, including Anglo American and AIM-listed miner Sierra Rutile. He joined Newgate in March 2013 having spent six years at Kreab Gavin Anderson. Before moving into consultancy, Andrew worked as part of the M&G Investments Corporate Communications team, liaising between its fund managers and buy-side analysts and target audiences.

 

 

Georgia Lewis

Georgia LewisGeorgia has worked in Financial and Corporate Communications in the UK for over two years, having completed a BSc in Business Management at the University of Manchester. She has particular focus on the Financial Services and Retail sectors with clients that have included Bankia, Amplio Group, Eurotunnel and House of Fraser. She also has experience of managing and developing clients Social Media accounts with a particular focus on Twitter.

 

 

 

Adam Lloyd

Adam LloydAdam has over 25 years’ experience in UK equity sales and corporate broking. He was previously Head of Corporate Broking at Arbuthnot and Westhouse Securities, having joined Arbuthnot in September 2010, prior to their merger with Westhouse in 2012. Before this, from October 2006, he was Director of Corporate Broking at Evolution Securities. Adam formerly worked in UK equity sales with James Capel and Merrill Lynch, specialising in UK small and mid-cap companies, and is a serving member of the AIM Advisory Group

 

 

Robyn McConnachie

Robyn McConnachieRobyn joined Newgate Threadneedle from the publicity department of international aluminium group Alumicor Pty.  After studying at Crawford College, Robyn graduated from the University of South Africa where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Communications.  She is also a qualified photographer, having attained a diploma from the Vega Art School. Robyn is Account Executive on several of Newgate’s Financial PR accounts, covering the Support Services, Technology and Healthcare sectors.

 

 

Byron Ousey

Byron OuseyByron is a Partner of Newgate specialising in Capital Markets, Banking and Financial Services, Media and Property and has extensive international media relationships. Prior to joining Newgate in 2013, he was co-head of Kreab Gavin Anderson's London Financial Services practice. He started his career as a journalist. He also had senior communications roles at Lloyds Bank, De Beers and Morgan Grenfell. He is co author of bestselling book “Cold Steel” which was short-listed for the 2008 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award and subsequently translated into Chinese, Japanese, Hindi and Murati.

 

 

Madeleine Palmstierna

Madeleine PalmstiernaMadeleine has worked in Corporate and Financial Communications for five years, advising clients in the UK and internationally. Madeleine provides strategic communications advice and implementation across sectors, with a particular focus on the Retail & Consumer, Support Services and Financial Services sectors. Madeleine also provides transaction communications support across M&A, IPOs, and fundraisings as well as IR support, in particular sell-side analyst engagement. Clients include N Brown Group, House of Fraser, Robert Walters, Coast, Xeros Technology Group, Ricardo, Safestyle and SunGard  Financial Systems. Prior to joining Newgate in April 2013, Madeleine was a core member of the Capital Markets practice at global consultancy Kreab Gavin Anderson.

 

 

Jasper Randall

Jasper RandallJasper joined the Newgate team in August 2013. He has been working in financial PR since graduating from the University of Bristol in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Chemistry. Jasper has Plc and investment experience gained through a variety of internships, including at Willis Re, JM Finn and in the finance department of Ocado Group Plc. He is also a commercially endorsed sailing yacht skipper. Jasper works on several accounts covering the Support Services and Technology, Media and Telecoms sectors.

 

 

Edward Treadwell

Edward TreadwellEd joined the team in April 2014 following previous experience at Middle East International Limited (MEC Ltd), an international advisory firm providing insights to clients with interests in Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia. Other experience includes a finance internship at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe, a Japanese headquartered bank providing a range of financial services products globally, and an internship at Euromoney magazine, a publication covering the international cross-border Capital Markets. Ed graduated from the University of Exeter in 2013 with a BA Geography.

 

 

Roddy Watt

Roddy WattRoddy has spent his entire 25 year City career within the financial services sector. He recently joined Newgate to head up its burgeoning Professional and Financial Services team. He has worked on numerous strategic communications programmes as well as corporate transactions for clients such as Bird&Bird, Caledonia Investments, City of London Group, KPMG, National Australia Bank, Paternoster, Therium, Validus and Weil Gotshal. Before moving into corporate communications, Roddy spent five years as an Investment Manager with Kleinwort Benson.

 

Alex White

Alex WhiteAlex spent his early working life as a journalist. He has written for, edited and published a series of magazines and newspapers, consumer, trade and technical. He has been in PR for over twenty years, working for agencies both large and small – from Fleet Financial Services Ltd to Weber Shandwick. He spent four years with Communications Systems in Brussels working on a number of blue chip accounts including ICI, Jaguar and Philips. In recent years he has specialised in the growth company area. During the dot com boom he helped float over 30 companies on OFEX/Plus. Since then he has floated a similar number on AIM.

 

Rebecca Nottage

Rebecca Nottage Rebecca joined in March 2004 having spent the previous six years working within the financial PR industry in the City of London. Rebecca is extremely familiar with the requirement of our clients and provides administrative support as well as dealing with day to day accounting matters.

 

 



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