Media release: New appointments and promotions at Charlotte Street Partners


CHARLOTTE Street Partners, the strategic communications agency based in Edinburgh and London, has announced two new additions to its team and three promotions.

The team is extended to 17 people with the recruitment of Martha Walsh as Partner and Sabina Kadic-Mackenzie as associate partner. And with immediate effect, David Gaffney, Laura Leslie and Harriet Moll are promoted to partner.

Charlotte Street Partners was created in 2014 by founding partners, Malcolm Robertson and Andrew Wilson, as a strategic communications and advisory firm. It offers a range of services to companies, institutions, organisations and charities across the UK.

Founding partner Malcolm Robertson, said: “We are delighted to welcome Martha and Sabina to our talented, engaged and motivated team. In addition, the promotion of David, Laura and Harriet reflects their outstanding contribution to the development of the firm and their continued commitment to extending and improving our client services.

“Martha’s experience in investor relations and financial communications is particularly important to us as we extend and grow our offer in this area to clients in Scotland and across the UK. She has made an immediate impact. This is a market we feel is under-served from Edinburgh and we have ambitious plans to build the company’s presence in London.

“Sabina brings excellent experience to the company and will work closely with Harriet to build our communications training, client film and community relations offers. She will also play an important role in our pro bono charity work. Again, these are important features of the broad service we can provide to companies and organisations.

“Andrew and I are very fortunate to be building the firm with the support of a great board and a team of extremely capable and committed people who are working to make Charlotte Street Partners the best place in our sector to work in and work with.

“We continue to look for further opportunities to stretch the potential of our existing team and to recruit new talent. We hope to have further announcements to make later in the summer.”

Team background

Martha Walsh joins from Tulchan, the respected London-based Financial PR firm, where she spent more than six years, including a period as head of Investor Relations at BBA Aviation.

Sabina Kadic-Mackenzie joins in September from Shelter Scotland, where she is a senior communications officer, following a varied career in agency and in-house communications roles.

David Gaffney joined the company in January 2015 from RBS Group, where he spent seven years helping to manage one of the country’s busiest media relations teams and latterly the communications of the fledgling Williams & Glyn bank.

Laura Leslie joined Charlotte Street Partners from TSB in January 2015, following her work on the bank’s successful IPO and a period at Lloyds Banking Group. She leads the firm’s talented Associate team.

Harriet Moll joined Charlotte Street Partners a year ago from Shelter Scotland, where she was senior fundraiser in Scotland having worked previously at Bloomberg, CNBC and MTV. As well as leading a number of key client accounts she leads the company’s communications training practice, client film offer and also specialises in helping organisations manage their social and community impact.


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Further information: Kevin Pringle, +44 7880 204256

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