Haggie Partners comprises individuals with diverse and successful backgrounds ranging from in-house and agency communications to journalism, broking, academia, design, project management, accountancy, and recruitment. We are at once youthful and extensively experienced. We are creative and incisive. With broad experience across multiple sectors, no communications firm is better connected to the financial services sector than Haggie Partners. We also solicit regular, sage advice from our very experienced advisory board.
As one of the UK’s leading communications agency in the financial services sector for more than three decades, the team understands the City, its issues, the players, and their opportunities. Together, that means Haggie Partners deploys unparalleled insight to harness the power of corporate communications effectively and efficiently on behalf of our clients.
Richard has 14 years’ experience in journalism and public relations in the insurance and reinsurance market. His editorial background as an award-winning journalist and editor helps clients foster a mutually beneficial working relationship with the media as a key tool in managing their reputations. Before joining Haggie Partners Richard worked for Incisive Media and most recently at an insurance PR consultancy. Email Richard
Damian has 20 years’ experience in PR consultancy, with a focus on financial services. Before PR, Damian’s career began with a four-year spell as a Lloyd’s insurance broker followed by three years in Asia as a financial journalist. He has extensive experience in financial PR, corporate positioning and issues management, helping small and large companies and their senior management to stay on or off the financial pages. Damian is also a trustee of Walking With The Wounded. Email Damian
A chartered accountant and former plc finance director, David founded Haggie Partners in 1986. During his many years in communications David has been involved with companies in virtually every quoted sector from property, technology and engineering through to financial services. He has been at the forefront of insurance sector communications since the early 1990s when corporate capital came into the Lloyd’s market. Email David
Adrian’s career straddles PR, journalism, and academia. Most of his 25+ years writing have been focussed on insurance. He has advised companies from Amlin to Zurich Re. He was News Editor of Insurance Day and Press Officer at the International Underwriting Association. Meanwhile he is Associate Director of the Centre for Financial History, University of Cambridge, and is probably the world’s leading historian of marine insurance. Email Adrian
Michael heads the design side of our business and has over 30 years experience of managing design projects for financial institutions, understanding the unique requirements of City establishments, particular insurers and reinsurers. His work includes corporate identity and company launches, financial and corporate marketing literature, annual reports and corporate websites. Email Michael
PA and group administrator
As a highly experienced senior personal assistant with several years’ experience already under her belt, Emma’s organisational and communication skills ensures efficient first-line support to the Partners and the team. Prior to Haggie Emma spent seven years at Nordea Bank where she supported the General Manager and the Investment Management team. Previous companies also include Barclays Bank. Emma is a keen runner and has run for many charities. Email Emma
Senior account executive
Emily has a degree from Loughborough University. Prior to joining Haggie, Emily has done internships in Public Relations working with both corporate and consumer clients, helping to develop new angles for proactive media placement. Emily also has experience assisting Public Affairs teams on Government based issues, offering political intelligence and strategic guidance. Whilst studying for her degree at Loughborough, Emily was a member of the GB women’s lacrosse team.
Rowena is responsible for Haggie’s internal operations including finance, administration and the human resource function. Having joined Haggie in 2005 and with over 20 years experience across various sectors including marketing, IT consultancy, property and retail, she has long since accumulated the necessary skills and expertise to ensure that Haggie’s day-to-day processes run smoothly. Email Rowena
Nick’s interest in the global risk market began leading PR for the catastrophe risk modeller, RMS, working with experts across fields as diverse as natural disasters, cyber-attacks, terrorism, marine cargo, insurtech and big data and analytics. Before that he spent nearly two decades as a news correspondent for the BBC, ITN and Sky News, both in the UK and overseas. He has coached senior executives at leading brands on how to handle the media.
Needless to say we are proud to have him on our team. Email Nick
As a broker with Aon for 14 years, Peter has first-hand knowledge of the insurance and reinsurance markets in London, New York and Singapore and the issues the sector faces. Since moving into the communications sector in 1999 he has advised companies on all aspects of financial PR and corporate communications with expertise in corporate activity including M&A and stock market flotations. Email Peter
Mazin has a BSc (Hons) Business Administration degree from the University of the West of England (UWE BRISTOL). Prior to joining Haggie in 2018, Mazin began his professional career in PR and Events within the entertainment industry. During that time, and in conjunction with the rapid rise of social media, a music band he created with his twin brother as a hobby, started to gain a huge following online through social media networks and was subsequently offered a record deal. Whilst a recording artist working between the US, UK and Europe, Mazin developed extensive social media skills and expertise across all platforms, from years of hands-on and practical experience. He is highly skilled, creative and at the forefront of advances in social media innovations. Email Mazin
Emily was born in France and educated in both Spain and Italy. Following her move to the UK, Emily attended the University of Exeter majoring in Politics and Spanish. Prior to joining Haggie, Emily began her career in finance where she was responsible for managing client relationships for several multi-billion pound international private equity and insurance companies. Emily offers key financial communications experience and a refreshing new perspective. Alongside work, Emily trains with an athletics team in London and plays hockey. Email Emily
Sarah graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Glasgow in 2011 and Diploma in Legal Practice in 2012. During university she studied on exchange at QUT in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to joining Haggie in 2018, Sarah worked as a trainee solicitor (litigation) in Edinburgh before moving to London to work with Afren Plc (Oil & Gas FTSE 250). Most recently she worked for 3 years in house as the global Communications & PR Manager for research & analytics firm Coalition Development (S&P Global) with a focus on investment and transaction banking. Sarah brings a varied professional experience to Haggie ranging from legal and investor relations, through to financial services. Email Sarah
Senior account executive
Chanice joined Haggie in 2015 as our first PR apprentice and has since achieved a Diploma in Public Relations. She has professional experience in event coordination and the media. Before joining Haggie, she was part of the team who organised the UK’s first educational visit to the headquarters of global giants Google and Microsoft, Silicon Valley, California. Chanice has written for the Bexley News Shopper and was shortlisted for the Young Journalist of the Year. Email Chanice
Senior account executive
Jakub graduated in 2014 from Oxford University with a First Class degree in Classics and English and went on to complete an MSt in English Literature at Oxford in 2015. He has done internships and freelance work for newspapers both in the UK and abroad. Jakub joined Haggie in 2015 and, since then, his writing ability and international experience are proving a valuable addition to the Haggie team. Email Jakub
Hannah joined Haggie Partners as a PR assistant in 2018 after having gained communication and engagement experience in the Heritage sector. She further developed her editorial and research skills during an internship in Publishing. Hannah gained a History degree from the University of Southampton and a Masters Degree in Cultural Heritage Studies from UCL. Email Hannah
Gavin graduated from Kent Art College in 2002 and specialises in the design and implementation of both digital and graphic products. Whilst at Haggie, he has led the creation of client websites, apps and social media strategies, including content creation and monitoring. His graphic expertise include the creation of brand logos and all corporate literature ranging from annual reports to company brochures and promotional event giveaways. Gavin is also responsible for the design of websites, blog sites, email templates and exhibition stands. Email Gavin
Samantha graduated with a B.A in History from Nottingham University and has since accumulated over 20 years of experience in corporate communications and journalism in the insurance and financial services industries. Having been based in London, Zurich and Hong Kong, she has a deep understanding of how the global insurance and reinsurance industries work. Before joining Haggie Partners, she was Deputy Head of Global Media Relations at Swiss Re in Zurich and Head of UK Media Relations at Swiss Re in London. She began her career at Lloyd’s of London. Email Samantha
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