FleishmanHillard Fishburn hires associate director

FleishmanHillard Fishburn (FHF) is strengthening its corporate communications practice with the appointment of Depali O’Connell (Dee) as associate director.

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Dee O’Connell

O’Connell joins from Blue Rubicon, where she spent almost ten years.

She said: “I’m delighted to be joining the team at FHF. The agency is at a really exciting juncture and the corporate team is doing brilliant things. I look forward to being part of it all.”

In addition, FHF recently promoted Paul Afshar to director. In his new role he will grow the agency’s corporate sustainability offer and will drive clients’ initiatives in this area. Having spent a year at Fishburn, he and his colleagues became part of FHF during the merger with FleishmanHillard at the beginning of this year.

Afshar added: “There isn’t a blue chip company not talking about social responsibility. In the past three months we have added three new global brands to our social responsibility client roster, with exciting plans to expand this innovative work in 2017.”

Stephanie Bailey, head of corporate at FHF, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be announcing these two new positions; each of which are critical to the plans in place for our corporate offer in the coming years.

“Dee brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm that I’m confident will enhance our team and help project us to new levels of success. Paul is a trusted adviser and his new role will enable him to expand a key deliverable for our clients while opening up further opportunities in the sustainability space. Our corporate team is in a great place, and we have some exciting times to come.”

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