Gorkana Insight & Analysis Team
Grayling has appointed Sophia Harrison as director of its Financial and Professional Services team.
Clients of the team include Lloyds TSB Wealth & International, Eversheds, Odgers, Emblaze, Ariya Capital, City Financial and Brookland.
Harrison brings 14 years’ experience of working both in-house and agency in the City. Most recently she was communications director at TLG and V-P corporate communications and public affairs at The Blackstone Group. She has also held senior roles at Standard & Poors Fund Services and Fitch. She started her career at PR agencies, Rostron Parry and Ludgate and has more recently worked with Merlin PR.
In a related move, Grayling Director, Yvonne Maher is taking up the role of director, Energy & Industry, to focus on building the agency’s UK Energy Practice, whose clients include National Grid, ABB and Pelamis. Maher currently leads Grayling’s Nabucco Gas Pipeline and OMV accounts and previously worked in-house for ExxonMobil in Brussels.
Harrison and Maher will both report to Mary Whenman, managing director of Grayling’s Corporate & Financial practice.
“As part of our growth strategy we are focussing our offer around Energy & Industry and Financial & Professional Services,” said Whenman.
“Sophia brings with her a wealth of experience in financial services as well as financial PR and deepens our expertise in institutional finance,” continued Whenman.
“My move to Grayling follows a recent consulting role working with the Corporate & Financial team so I am excited at joining a highly talented group of professionals and continuing to build on the success of the group,” added Sophia.
Sophia can be reached at email@example.com.