Maitland/AMO announces new hires

by Neil Bennett | 1st October 2013

Maitland, the leading European corporate and financial communications group, is delighted to announce two senior appointments to strengthen its consultancy team further.

Martin Barrow, The Times’ former News Editor, joins the firm as a Partner. Martin has gained extensive media experience in a 30-year career in journalism, including 24 years in a series of senior posts at The Times. As well as being News Editor for three years, Martin was previously Foreign News Editor and Business News Editor at The Times and was Health Editor from 2011 until he left the paper earlier this year. Born and raised in Peru, Martin also speaks fluent Spanish and will work with a number of Maitland’s Spanish clients.

Meanwhile Laura Conaghan (née Humble) is joining the firm’s financial services practice as an Associate Partner. Laura joins Maitland/AMO from Man Group, where she was PR Manager. Before joining Man Laura had an exciting and varied career, including five years as a reporter for Bloomberg News and four years as the Press Officer for the Treasury Select Committee.

Neil Bennett, Maitland/AMO Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted to welcome both Martin and Laura to the team as we continue to expand in response to growing client demand. Both of them have had rich and varied careers in the media and the communications world and I have no doubt will make an important contribution to the firm and to the clients they work on. Martin’s experience of working across all aspects of The Times’ news gathering departments has given him a unique insight into the global media, whilst Laura’s time in Parliament in particular means she will be able to advise clients on the critical interface between Business, Government and the Media.”

Martin commented: “I am delighted to be joining Maitland/AMO at this exciting time and I look forward to working with the firm’s diverse clients to help them develop their media strategies.”

Both Martin and Laura start at Maitland/AMO today.

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