Headland has hired investor relations and financial communications expert Matt Denham as a Partner and announced the promotion of four existing Directors to Partner following another strong year of growth for the business.
Matt joins with immediate effect from Teneo where he was a Managing Director advising clients across a range of sectors on their investor relations, financial communications, issues management and ESG strategy. He has significant experience in particular in the aerospace, defence, engineering, infrastructure and construction sectors. During his time at Teneo he advised on Allied Universal’s takeover of G4S and the $18 billion IPO of Volvo Cars.
He joined Teneo in 2017 following more than a decade at specialist investor relations advisory firm, Makinson Cowell, which was subsequently acquired by KPMG. During his time there, Matt was also seconded for six months to serve as interim head of investor relations for British multinational, Signature Aviation.
Alongside Matt’s appointment, Headland has promoted four existing Directors to Partner:
Chris Salt, Headland CEO said: “Though 2021 was tough for everyone, Headland’s commitment to serving clients’ all-round reputational needs translated into the agency’s strong growth.
“So, it is especially gratifying to be in a position to extend our Partner group by attracting the talents of Matt, and promoting from within the wonderful Jo, Tom, Del and Dave. Their experience, expertise, specialisms and leadership will be a big factor in Headland continuing to make a difference for clients.”
Matt Denham, Partner at Headland, added: “Headland is ideally placed to address the reputation challenges faced by companies today. I am hugely excited to be joining the team and look forward to helping expand its impressive client list and continue its rapid growth.”