LONDON – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) London announces the appointment of Richard Carnell-Jones as Associate Director of the Energy + Industrials team. Richard will report directly to Simon Whitehead, MD of H+K’s Energy + Industrial sector.

Richard most recently worked in the external communications team of FTSE 100 mining company, Anglo American plc, where he founded and led the digital communications function. Under Richard’s leadership, Anglo American became one of the industry leaders for digital communications, winning multiple awards last year from Communicate Magazine and the Investor Relations Society for its social media presence, corporate websites and measurement approach.

Prior to Anglo American, Richard worked at leading communications consultancies Edelman and Bell Pottinger.

In his role at H+K, Richard will focus on strategic communications and reputation management, helping clients develop multi-channel communications programmes, with digital playing a central role.

Commenting on his new position, Richard said: “H+K’s Energy + Industrials team is undoubtedly one of the best in London, with its unique combination of sector knowledge and multi-disciplinary communications and public affairs expertise. I am thrilled to be working with such a talented team. I look forward to helping grow this part of the business and assisting our clients in their ambitions of communicating in an impactful, focused and fully integrated manner.”

On Richard’s appointment, Simon Whitehead commented: “Having worked client side and in consultancy, Richard really understands how to both design and implement strategic communications campaigns in highly complex organisations. His credentials in external communications – particularly in digital – really demonstrate our commitment to employing a multi-talented team across digital, marketing, media relations and public affairs.”