Redleaf strengthens Professional & Financial Services PR team with three new hires


Award-winning integrated communications agency Redleaf, part of Porta Communications plc, has strengthened its Professional & Financial Services team with the appointment of Vanessa Chance, Paula Nugent and Andrea Suarez Lee.

Vanessa Chance has been appointed Account Director and joins from insurer LV=, where she worked in their award winning press office, and was voted the best insurance PR at the 2014 Headline Money awards.   Vanessa brings over ten years’ experience in the insurance, pensions and investment sectors for blue chip clients HSBC, Aviva, Zurich and AXA Investment Management. She will be responsible for directing client accounts and building new business.

Paula Nugent has been appointed Account Manager.  Paula has worked both in-house and agency across a range of high profile clients, including LV=, Henderson Global Investors, GAM, Alliance Trust, Field Fisher and the Investment Management Association. She will be responsible for delivering client PR campaigns for the pensions and investment market.

Andrea Suarez Lee also joins as Account Executive. Andrea, a native Spanish speaker, will support Redleaf’s integrated, multi-jurisdiction approach to Financial and Professional Services campaigns. 

Charles Ansdell, Head of Professional & Financial Services at Redleaf, commented:

“Following a year of sustained organic revenue growth, we are further investing in the agency’s capabilities. It is testament to the success of our Professional & Financial Services team that we can attract people of the calibre and proven track record of Vanessa and Paula.”