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Lansons promotes two to the Board and four become Associate Directors


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From left: Maddy Morgan Williams, Jessica Warner, Suzanne Ellis, Katherine Hobby, Emma Beresford, Alice Stevens


Lansons is pleased to announce today that Katherine Hobby and Suzanne Ellis are promoted to the board. At the same time Emma Beresford, Maddy Morgan Williams, Alice Stevens and Jess Warner are promoted to the role of associate director. These appointments significantly bolster Lansons’ senior team.

Suzanne Ellis joined Lansons as an associate in August last year with a focus on senior leadership development programmes. She has played a pivotal role in cementing and developing the offering at Lansons and establishing important relationships with c-suite figures in both the public sector and business world, ultimately delivering new revenue streams for the agency.

Katherine Hobby joined Lansons as a trainee ten years ago, she was promoted to associate in 2012 and invited into the partnership in the same year. Throughout her time at Lansons she has fostered strong long term relationships with clients such as MoneySuperMarket and The Isle of Man Government. She is a fantastic motivator both for her teams and her clients and delivers strong, consistent counsel and advice resulting in meaningful outcomes.

These appointments take the number of board directors to 23. The board meets quarterly and focuses on delivering excellence in consultancy and on the economic fundamentals of the business as well as sharing best practice.

In addition to the board appointments, four new associate directors have been announced.

Emma Beresford joined Lansons in July 2012, as an account executive. Emma currently works on Post Office, Barclays Stockbrokers, The Investment Association, Smith & Williamson, and Lightsource. Emma became a partner in September last year.

Maddy Morgan Williams joined Lansons in June 2010 as a trainee executive. Maddy is currently working on Pension Protection Fund, Fidelity, Simplyhealth, Shawbrook Bank and Equiniti. Maddy became a partner in September last year.

Alice Stevens has been with Lansons since December 2009. She has worked across a range of clients in that time including Novartis, Sidel, MoneySuperMarket and the Co-operative Bank. Alice has most recently focused on developing the Lansons change and employee engagement offer. Alice became a partner in 2014 and leads Lansons award-winning relationship with High Tide.

Jess Warner joined Lansons in May 2013 as an account manager. Jess currently works on The Isle of Man Government, Reputation Institute, Investec, Growth Street and PacNet Services.

Tony Langham, Chief Executive, Lansons, comments: “We have completely transformed our business in the last five years to focus on reputation management, change and public relations.  We are growing our high margin work and our business in the first half of 2016 is up on last year. These promotions reward individual contribution and commitment to Lansons success and I congratulate all six of the promoted people.

“We are also determined to ensure that Lansons remains the best large agency to work at in the UK and these six individuals embody the skills, expertise and personalities which we believe will allow us to deliver on this goal.”


For further information please contact:               

Cat Barrett

020 7294 3674


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