FleishmanHillard UK Creative and Planning Team (Depali O'Connell, seated far right)
FleishmanHillard UK Creative and Planning Team (Depali O'Connell, seated far right)

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Strategic hires strengthen FleishmanHillard's creative, strategy and planning offering

Global communications agency, FleishmanHillard moves Creative and Planning to the centre of its business strategy with a number of significant new hires.

In 2022, the agency is building out its global Creative studios network by bringing together studio, content and production teams and concept creatives to deliver fully integrated marketing communication campaigns at scale.

New hires include ex-MSL Strategy Lead and Board Director, Dominic Payling who joins FleishmanHillard as Head of Planning UK. Teneo’s former senior consultant, Ahalya Moxon joins the team as Associate Creative Director, reporting to Creative Director Ellie Tuck and Planning Director, Depali O’Connell who has been promoted to Managing Director, Creative and Planning UK. Depali will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the UK Creative and Planning team and takes a seat on the FleishmanHillard senior leadership team.

Executive Creative Director, Kev O’Sullivan, who led the inception and creation of the team, is moving to the role of Global Executive Creative Director; leading creative for some of FleishmanHillard’s largest clients including AT&T, Krispy Kreme, and Johnson & Johnson.

Other new Creative and Planning team members include internal appointments: Eleanor Clarke, takes the role of Junior Planner, and Rianna Joseph, Production Co-ordinator. The team continues to invest in planning and creative apprentices whilst supporting industry apprenticeships with Jamal Johnson joining the team as a Junior Creative from the Taylor Bennett Foundation. 

Ali Gee, UK Deputy CEO and Global MD of Client Strategy said, ‘We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Depali and hugely excited to welcome Dominic and Ahalya. Our Creative and Planning team sits at the very heart of our offer for clients. Our commitment to seeking out and nurturing planning and creative talent is testament to how we care passionately and relentlessly about doing the best work, with the best people in our industry.’

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by FleishmanHillard UK .

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