Ketchum London Announces New Executive Committee

Ketchum London Announces New Executive Committee

LONDON, Jan. 9, 2018  Ketchum, one of the world leaders in communications and public relations, today announced a new executive committee for its London office. The committee will report into newly appointed CEO of Ketchum London, Jo-ann Robertson.

Comprised of Robertson and seven other senior leaders across the London office, the executive committee will be responsible for talent development, client service and setting the agency’s strategic agenda to drive business performance in the U.K.

“As the communications industry continues to evolve at lightening pace, and as clients demand more impactful and compelling campaigns, it is vital that Ketchum London has a leadership team focused on innovation, creativity and delivering outstanding client work,” said Robertson. “These individuals are all passionate about the future of Ketchum and embody our vision, values and “One London” approach. With the experience, skills and trusted counsel this group provides, we will together ensure Ketchum London’s continued success and growth.”

The executive committee consists of:

  • Deirdre Murphy, chief operating officer, London
  • Gavin Cooper, financial director, London
  • Kirsty Sachrajda, head of HR, Europe
  • Susan Smith, managing director, London Consumer Brand Practice
  • Jamie Robertson, managing director, London Corporate and Public Affairs Practice
  • Kate Paxton, managing director, London Healthcare Practice
  • Neil McLelland, managing director, Inspired Science

One appointment to the executive committee is also a new addition to the Ketchum London team, as Jamie Robertson joins the organisation as managing director of corporate and public affairs. In addition to his executive committee responsibilities, he will lead the office’s corporate practice. He brings more than 14 years of experience in corporate reputation management, having previously held senior positions with FTI Consulting and The Communication Group.  Previous clients include a broad range of international organisations such as Nokia, HSBC, Noble Energy and GE.

“We’re delighted that Jamie has joined our team during what is a very exciting time for our office as we transition to our new leadership team,” said Jo-ann Robertson. “He has a proven track record of driving growth as well as delivering exceptional work for some of the world’s biggest brands. He has a gift for motivating and inspiring his teams and is also a trusted and valued client counsellor, which makes him a huge asset to our agency. We’re thrilled to have him on board.”

About Ketchum
Ketchum is a leading global communications firm with operations in more than 70 countries across six continents. The winner of 45 Cannes Lions and an unprecedented five PRWeek Campaign of the Year Awards, Ketchum partners with clients to deliver strategic programming, game-changing creative and measurable results that build brands and reputations. For more information on Ketchum, a part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, visit

About Omnicom Public Relations Group
Omnicom Public Relations Group
 is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and specialist agencies in areas including public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

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