London, 4th August 2021: Headland, the London-based agency specialising in financial PR, corporate reputation, public affairs and campaigning, has welcomed Jill Easterbrook as Non-Executive Chair following the firm’s recent investment from LDC.
A senior executive with expertise in strategy and retail, Jill will chair Headland’s Investment Board which comprises two representatives from LDC alongside Headland CEO, Chris Salt and Managing Partner, Dan Mines.
Jill is currently Non-Executive Director on the boards of FTSE 100 companies Auto Trader Group plc and Ashtead Group plc, as well as international household brands company, UP Global Sourcing Holdings plc.
From 2017 to 2020 she served as CEO of fashion retailer, Boden. This followed a 15-year career in a variety of senior management roles at Tesco including serving as Group Strategy Director, Chief Customer Officer and Group Business Transformation Director. She began her career at M&S, joining the company’s graduate programme.
Chris Salt, CEO of Headland said: “Jill has already been brilliant for us, bringing her intellect, experience and keen judgement to our discussions on Headland’s future development. Her career is full of highly impressive achievements, combining strategic thinking with commercial acumen. We are honoured and excited to have her around the table.”
Jill Easterbrook added: “Having seen communications very much from the client-side, two things attracted me to Headland. The first was the people, the great sense of collaboration, the shared culture and drive for excellence. The second was how the agency combines its skills, experience and innovative thinking in a way that best works for each specific client situation. That to me is very different and I look forward to supporting the Headland team to achieve their goals.”
LDC’s minority investment in Headland was announced in May and will enable Headland to further broaden and deepen its consultancy capabilities, fueling the company’s ambitions to advise a range of clients on complex communications matters.