Who we are

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We are the leading global strategic advisory network of corporate and financial communications consultancies.

The best-in-class approach of H/Advisors network brings together local-market leaders with unrivalled knowledge of stakeholder perceptions, financial markets and cross-border transactions in the key financial centers of Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Providing sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations, transformation and corporate crises, our partner firms have established relationships with many S&P 500, FTSE 100, SMI, CAC 40, IBEX 35 and DAX 40 companies. With more than 15 years at the top of the global M&A advisory rankings, in 2021 we managed communications issues related to some 368 M&A deals worth approximately €200 billion.

Organisation

H/Advisors is a global organization of strategic communications advisors dedicated to building, enhancing and protecting our clients’ reputations, always with an eye on helping achieve their business objectives.

As senior executives and corporate boards confront unprecedented new demands and pressures, we deliver an exceptional global service, founded on the deep local knowledge of our strategic advisors in the world’s major business centers, who provide every client with sophisticated and seamless counsel during the most critical moments.
H/Advisors is the leading international network of strategic communications consultancies, providing best-in-class financial communications advice and counsel for corporations and institutions in the most important markets around the globe. We are unique among international networks because we are founded on the strength of a partnership between national local agencies, that has produced meaningful results for its clients for 21 years.

History

H/Advisors was founded in 2001 as /amo by three like-minded corporate and financial PR agencies in London, New York and Paris, all owned by the Havas Group. Over the next two decades, the network added leading partners in key financial centers around the globe with the goal of providing clients with unparalleled global communications advice and counsel from the most knowledgeable experts in each market. H/Advisors is backed by Havas, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, founded in 1835 in Paris and today part of the Vivendi group.

Structure

Our international expansion has been driven by the global ambitions of the blue-chip corporations and institutions that we advise. Today the network operates directly through its partner agencies in 20 countries, in addition to a number of long-established affiliate agencies in additional countries around the globe. We provide thoughtful counsel to boards and executives worldwide, combining powerful influence in local markets, national expertise, global perspective and seamless project management.

Leadership

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Stéphane Fouks

Executive Chairman

Stéphane Fouks, one of the founders of H/Advisors and an Executive Vice President within the Havas Group, is a prominent strategic advisor to many French and international companies and institutions.

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Neil Bennett

Co Chief Executive Officer

A former award-winning journalist and editor with two decades experience of advising governments, multinational organisations, and Europe’s largest companies on their critical communications needs. Neil Bennett is Global Co-CEO of H/Advisors and has been H/Advisors Maitland’s Chief Executive since 2010.

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Tom Johnson

Co Chief Executive Officer

Tom Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is shaping a growth strategy that builds upon Abernathy’s powerful heritage as a trusted partner to leading organizations in times of change.

Jeremy Dorling

Jeremy Dorling

Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy qualified in the UK as a Chartered Accountant and after a period in practice joined Maitland in 1995 as Finance Director. In 2001 he ran the sale of the business to Havas and subsequently developed his career at Maitland and within the Havas Group. In 2010 he expanded his duties to become both Maitland CFO and COO.

Operational Team

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Charles Fleming

Chief Content Officer

Charles Fleming has worked as a senior international communications consultant within the Havas Group since 2006, following a 20-year career as a business journalist with The Wall Street Journal and Reuters.

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Agathe Gauthier

Consultant and coordinator

Agathe Gauthier is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris (Master in Communications) and Bristol University (BA in English Literature), She joined the Havas Paris Influence division in 2020, combining media relations, crisis management and public affairs work. As a consultant, Agathe's clients include the tech, agri-food, health, media and consumer goods sectors.

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Marion Hivert

Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Leadership Team

Marion joined Havas Group as Chief of Staff for Stéphane Fouks in 2019. Before embarking on her studies, Marion lived abroad extensively for many years (Mexico, Ireland, Cyprus and Portugal) developing her linguistic skills. She started her professional career by working on European projects such as Erasmus+ to promote social inclusion in Portugal. In 2016 she graduated with a Masters in engineering of intra-/extra-European projects. Marion then worked at Club Med for three years for the European and African Markets business unit leading international commercial, training and marketing projects, before joining Havas Group. Marion does voluntary teaching and is fluent in four languages.

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Jessica Sandwell

Global Marketing and Events Coordinator

Jessica joined Maitland in 2018 and has led both internal and external events for the firm and its clients, as well as organically growing Maitland’s digital presence. Jessica has a history of marketing and events management across a range of sectors, joining Maitland from a marketing and events team at Amazon and, before that, Sotheby’s. Jessica has hosted events for clients including: Vodafone, NCC Group, National Express, Serco, Empiric Student Property, Amundi Asset Management, India Capital Growth Fund. Since taking on the new position of Senior Marketing and Events coordinator with Maitland in May 2022, Jessica has worked closely with the leadership and wider operations team on the execution of the H/Advisors new brand launch. Jessica graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BA (Hons) degree in Contemporary Fine Art.

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