Meet the Team
Our team includes senior consultants drawn from a wide variety of relevant disciplines including investment banking, equity research and financial journalism.
Tilly AbrahamAccount Executive
Tilly joined the Buchanan team in February 2017 from the Taylor Bennett Foundation, where she worked in partnership with financial PR firm Finsbury. She holds a first class honours degree in History from Kings College London. Currently she supports a number of client teams with logistics and research in a variety of sectors across the consultancy.
Alex has over twenty years’ experience in corporate communications and has specialised in providing strategic advice to financial services businesses. He has advised clients that have ranged from Fortune 500s to fintech start-ups and has considerable experience in working with organisations that have sensitive communications challenges involving addressing highly vocal and sensitive stakeholders. His clients in the financial services sector have included HSBC, Lloyd’s of London, Barclays Wealth, St. James’s Place, Nasdaq, the European Banking Authority, Promontory Financial Group, Credit Suisse Asset Management, BoNY Mellon, Giles, and a wide range of listed funds.
Andreea CaraveteanuAccount Executive, Quill
Andreea joined Quill in May 2016 having previously worked at Four Broadgate. She holds a First Class BA (Hons) in Public Relations from the University of Westminster. During her studies Andreea undertook work experience at Lansons Communications and the European Parliament.
Augustine ChipunguAccount Manager
Augustine joined Buchanan in 2017. He previously worked for Bell Pottinger where he advised listed companies across a broad range of sectors including mining, financial services and telecoms. At Buchanan, Augustine advises clients across a similar range of sectors. Prior to financial PR, he worked for the economic think tank, the Legatum Institute, producing their annual flagship publication, The Prosperity Index.
Augustine holds an LLB Law degree from the University of Essex.
Mark joined Buchanan in 2003 from The Times newspaper, where he was a senior financial journalist writing business news, features and analysis. During more than 15 years in business journalism he worked for titles including; The Times, The Sunday Telegraph and Investors Chronicle.
Sector Responsibilities: Life Sciences & Healthcare; Technology, Media & Telecoms
Sophie CowlesAccount Director
Sophie joined Buchanan in 2011 from a luxury travel sector public relations firm where she started her communications career. Since joining Buchanan she has worked with a broad range of clients across a variety of sectors, advising them on their financial communications, investor relations, M&A and crisis management issues. Sophie graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) in Biology.
Nicola is a Director at Buchanan and an experienced consultant with over eighteen years of corporate communications and financial PR experience. She has advised both public and private companies in all aspects of financial communications.
Nick CroysdillAccount Director, Quill
Nick joined Quill in April 2016, having worked in-house at one of Europe’s fastest growing tech start-ups. He has over seven years of agency experience, managing national and international campaigns for financial and professional services organisations. At Quill, he advises a range of clients, from global asset management houses to independent Asia-focused investment specialists.
A University of Manchester graduate, Nick also spent a year studying in Bologna.
Richard joined Buchanan in 1985 as Finance Director from regional accountancy firm, Monahan & Co. Richard moved into financial public relations in 1993 and has since gained substantial experience across a broad range of sectors. Richard has handled a significant number of M&A transactions including hostile takeovers and IPOs.
Sector Responsibilities: Financial Services & Investment Funds; Professional & Business Services; Real Estate & Construction
Sam EmeryDirector, Quill
Sam joined Quill in February 2011 having previously worked at Penrose Financial (now MHP Communications) in the institutional fund management team. He subsequently moved in-house to Swiss private bank Banque Bonhôte & Cie and its trust company Bonhôte Trust as a marketing manager before joining the new private wealth management company, Charles Mia Ltd.
Catriona FlintAccount Executive
Catriona joined Buchanan in July 2015 and currently provides support on client accounts across a broad range of sectors, working on logistics and account planning. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Management from the University of Leeds.
Ellis FordAccount Director, Quill
Ellis joined Quill in July 2017 from Kaso Legg Communications, having worked with a number of large asset management firms, wealth managers and fintech companies. She began her professional career at MRM London and has over four years’ agency experience, devising and implementing a variety of communications programmes for companies within the professional and financial services sector. She holds a BA (Hons) in Communications and Media Studies from Bournemouth University.
Patrick HanrahanAccount Executive
Patrick joined Buchanan from Tulchan Communications where he worked with FTSE 100 and 250 clients such as Lloyds Banking Group and private equity clients like Permira. Patrick is currently working with a number of Buchanan fund clients, as well as commodities companies.
Patrick graduated from Edinburgh University in 2013 and then did a Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP.
Golam HaqueFinance Director
Golam joined Buchanan in 1993 and was appointed as Finance Director a year later. He has extensive experience in the financial communications sector having worked for some of the major City Financial communications companies since 1980. Golam oversaw the sale of Buchanan to WPP in 1997.
Fiona HarrisExecutive Chairman, Quill
Fiona has 30 years’ financial services PR experience with a strong track-record of delivering strategic solutions for both growing and established brands. Fiona has an enviable network of media and industry contacts and extensive experience in steering clients through times of corporate change and in crisis management. She founded Quill in 2000, having previously held senior roles at Grandfield Rork Collins, Financial Strategy (now FTI Consulting) and Citigate.
Henry joined Buchanan in 2015 and is a financial public relations and media specialist with over 20 years’ experience. Henry specialises in managing financial calendar programmes and assisting both domestic and international companies through the IPO process. Henry has advised on more than 60 listings on a variety of markets and also has considerable experience in M&A transactions.
Sector Responsibilities: Industrials & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Healthcare; Real Estate & Construction
Victoria HaynsAssociate Director
Victoria joined Buchanan in 2015, having spent the previous eight years at MHP Communications. She has significant experience in financial calendar reporting, crisis communications and corporate profile raising for companies in a broad range of sectors. Victoria holds a BA in Business Finance from Durham University, gained her Investment Management Certificate in 2012, and previous positions include Tavistock Communications, Brunswick and Burson-Marsteller.
Jamie HooperAssociate Director
Jamie is a corporate and financial PR specialist with over seven years’ experience in both the City and West End. Jamie has experience in building profiles for companies of all sizes in the run up to an exit whether that is through a trade sale or IPO. Jamie has worked across numerous sectors, however has a focus on life sciences and technology having worked at a major pharmaceutical company and represented large Silicon Valley based tech companies.
Jamie graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2008 with a BA (Hons) in Politics.
Chris JuddAccount Director
Chris joined Buchanan in 2016 with a broad corporate communications and investor relations background. Prior to joining, Chris worked for BP Plc (FTSE 100) in their communications function, Kentz Engineering and Construction Plc (FTSE 250 prior to acquisition) in their investor relations team and as a consultant at a boutique reporting agency. He has a wealth of experience providing investor communications, and corporate and sustainability reporting advice across a wide array of sectors.
Chris LaneAccount Director
Chris is a Director at Buchanan Communications. He has 14 years of financial communications experience and has advised numerous listed and private companies on corporate reputation, liquidity events and ongoing financial reporting.Client experience includes work for both large corporates and growth companies and recent IPO experience encompasses the flotation of a current FTSE 250 constituent.Chris has also played a key role in advising companies on employee and customer/partner communications connected to IPOs and other events.
Anna MichniewiczAccount Director
Prior to joining Buchanan in 2014, Anna worked for Bishopsgate Communications, advising its natural resources clients. Before that, she worked as an equity analyst for mining teams at Ambrian Partners, Canaccord Genuity, Fox-Davies Capital and Edison Group. Anna graduated with a Masters Degree in Economics, Marketing and Commerce from Poznan University of Economics. She also holds an Investment Management Certificate (CFA Society) and Level 3 Certificate in Investments (Securities & Investment Institute).
Bobby MorseSenior Partner
Bobby joined Buchanan in February 2001 and has built the Natural Resources practice from scratch over the past eight years. Bobby has advised on over 30 IPOs during his career and has considerable experience in M&A transactions. Previous Experience includes; Merlin PR, Paribas Capital Markets (now BNP Paribas), Georgeson & Co and Beeson Gregory (now within Investec).
Sector Responsibilities: Energy, Natural Resources & Renewables; Financial Services & Investment Funds
Hugo Mortimer-HarveyManaging Director, Quill
Hugo joined Quill in 2001 from global PR consultancy GCI. He has worked with a broad range of business to business and professional and financial services clients. Hugo has extensive experience working on pan-European PR campaigns. Having established a bespoke network of independent agencies within Europe, he has managed highly successful marketing programmes in multiple European jurisdictions.
Current clients include leading names in both the institutional and retail investment markets.
Gemma Mostyn-OwenAccount Executive
Gemma joined Buchanan in November 2015 after graduating from the University of Edinburgh with an MA (Hons) in History. Since joining the team, Gemma has been providing logistics and support on a cross-sector basis.
Richard OldworthExecutive Chairman
Richard joined Buchanan in 1984 and has been involved in all aspects of financial communications from major cross-border contested transactions to IPOs. Having qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, Richard subsequently spent four years in investment banking before moving into financial communications.
Kirsty PrestonAccount Executive, Quill
Kirsty joined Quill in April 2017 having completed an internship in social media and marketing. She holds a First Class BA (Hons) in Classical Civilisation from the University of Warwick. At Quill Kirsty provides support for the team and manages the social media accounts.
Ben joined Buchanan in 2005 and has worked across a number of a sectors including support services, financial services and alternative energy. Ben now specialises in Energy and Energy-related services and has extensive experience in advising on M&A and crisis and reputational management.
Sector Responsibilities: Energy, Natural Resources & Renewables; Consumer Industries
Charles has over 20 years’ experience in financial public relations. He joined Buchanan in 1993 when Lombard Communications, where he was previously employed, merged with Buchanan. His experience covers IPOs, contested deals and ongoing financial communications programmes.
Sector Responsibilities: Consumer Industries; Financial Services & Investment Funds; Industrials & Infrastructure
Giles SandersonDeputy Chairman
Giles has been advising on financial communications since 1993. He specialises in financial public relations and capital markets communications, including M&A, restructurings and IPOs, having advised on the communications programmes of nearly 40 IPOs. He joined Buchanan as Deputy Chairman in 2015, having previously worked at Powerscourt and Financial Dynamics (now FTI Consulting).
Madeleine SeacombeAccount Manager
Madeleine joined Buchanan in January 2015 and currently works across a range of client services providing logistics and support. She graduated from Durham University in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Politics and Philosophy.
Stephanie WatsonAccount Director
Stephanie started at Buchanan in November 2014 having spent 18 months at another financial public relations firm. She previously gained a First Class Masters degree in Corporate Communications and Reputation Management from Manchester Business School, following a degree in Economics and Spanish.
Henry WilsonAccount Executive
Henry joined Buchanan in 2016 after completing a Masters at Oxford. He supports a number of client teams with logistics and research across the consultancy.