Newgate Communications UK has appointed Charles Chichester as a new senior partner to lead its financial PR practice.
Chichester will report to Steffan Williams, group managing director at Newgate and board member for Porta Communications, Newgate’s holding company.
He will be responsible for growing Newgate’s client base, strengthening its offer and raising awareness of the company, particularly in the financial PR space.
Chichester has worked in the City for the past 15 years, a decade of which was spent working in strategic and financial communications. He has worked for Cazenove (now JPMorgan Cazenove), Finsbury and Pendomer Communications Ltd. His previous work includes high profile M&A transactions such as Verizon/Vodafone and Carlsberg/Heineken/Scottish & Newcastle, stock exchange listings such as African Barrick Gold and Coca-Cola Hellenic and the demerger of Cable & Wireless.
David Wright, Porta CEO, said: “Charlie is another in our sequence of very senior hires, continuing our strategy to strengthen and expand our integrated consultancy offering. We are building a powerful team of strategic communications advisors during this exciting period in Porta’s development.”
Also, Deborah Saw, one of the original founders of Newgate Communications has been appointed to the role of vice chair, so that she is now vice chair and senior partner, corporate communications at Newgate UK.