Lansons has appointed Geoff Duggan as Board Director with specific responsibility for driving the agency’s growth in fintech.
Geoff joins the Lansons team in mid-September following seven years at Pagefield, where he was a Partner and a key part of the agency’s leadership team deputising for its Chief Executive.
Geoff brings more than 14 years’ consultancy experience advising start-ups, scale-ups, multinationals and campaign groups on media relations, thought leadership, issues management and brand building.
Geoff played a leading role in establishing and growing Pagefield’s tech and fintech practice. He delivered award winning campaigns for Starling Bank, and advised high-growth challenger brands including Zego, Wealthsimple, RateSetter, Collective Benefits, Banked and UnderPinned. Geoff also developed Pagefield’s sustainability offering.
Commenting, Tony Langham, Chief Executive said: “In recent years, we have seen our work as consultants to tech and fintech businesses grow exponentially, the addition of Geoff to our Board will help us to pursue further opportunities in this space. Geoff’s wealth of experience, sector knowledge and his focus on CSR and sustainability make him a fantastic addition to our Board.”
Geoff Duggan, Board Director said: “I’m really excited to be joining Lansons. It is an excellent consultancy with a rich heritage of working with ambitious challenger brands and a genuinely progressive working environment. It’s a hugely exciting time for the tech sector, with lots of opportunities on the horizon, and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”
Gordon Tempest-Hay, the former CEO of both Teneo in the UK and Blue Rubicon, is to join Lansons as CEO on 1st January 2022. He will become a significant shareholder in the firm from April 2022. Lansons Co-founder and current Chief Executive, Tony Langham, will become Executive Chairman focusing on client work and continuing to promote the business both at home and abroad. Fellow Co-founder, Clare Parsons, will move from Non-executive Chair to Non-executive Director.
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