Pagoda’s Russell steps up | Message Matters | CSP
UPDATED 23 March: PR and public affairs consultancy, Pagoda, has appointed Holly Russell as deputy managing director.
Ms Russell has been instrumental in securing business growth for Pagoda and has focused on the B2B, construction and food and drink sectors.
She joined Pagoda in 2015 as part of the acquisition of CM Porter Novelli. Previously, she managed the communications in-house at timber business, The Donaldson Group, after starting her career at a B2B PR agency.
Message Matters has appointed Chris Wands, most recently senior producer at BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland programme, as senior associate.
Alison Moore, former director of the Scottish Policy Foundation and current chair of Live Borders, joins as senior researcher.
At Zero Matters, the net zero consultancy, Victoria Scruton joins as an associate, having been energy and sustainability manager at Edinburgh Leisure.
Charlotte Street Partners
Fraser Paterson, formerly the PR and public affairs manager for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, has joined Charlotte Street Partners as a senior client manager following more than a decade in strategic communications.
Prior to his role with the Royal College, he ran his own communications consultancy, PAT Communications, where he developed his specialisms in public affairs and crisis handling.
Nathalie Helene also joins as a client manager from the Scottish Government, where she worked as an internal communications manager. Ms Helene previously worked as a communications officer for Children’s Hearings Scotland, leading the organisation’s social media team.
Anna Dickens has been promoted to asssociate partner. She joined the team as a senior client manager in May 2022 from the National Union of Students.
Chris Fairbairn has been promoted to associate director.