Porter Novelli has appointed Margaret-Ann Cole as Executive Vice President, Global Talent Leader and Sandy Skees as Executive Vice President, Global Lead of Innovation and Impact. Ms Cole was MD and HR Disruptor at Accenture, and North America Career Management Practice Leader for Right Management before that. Ms Skees has over 25 years’ experience in consulting and strategic communications, having worked as Sustainability practice lead at the consulting firm BSI, and MD of Fenton Communications prior to that. She also worked at Porter Novelli 12 years ago.
Ms Cole said: "I am thrilled to be part of an organization like Porter Novelli. Our mission is to work with our clients to find, live and tell their authentic ambition to make a positive impact on society. Porter Novelli has given me the opportunity to architect approaches that elevate employee experience and employee engagement, allowing our own family of employees to have an impact on business performance and society."
“Two new hires in Porter Novelli’s Leadership Team “
Ms Skees said: "It is an honor and privilege to be back at Porter Novelli, an organization that is leading the way when it comes to helping clients and brands make an impact. There is clear opportunity to combine my experience in environmental, social, and governance consulting with Porter Novelli's capabilities to drive deep engagements with myriad companies who aspire to change the world."
Porter Novelli’s chief executive officer, Brad MacAfee, said: "These are two outstanding professionals with deep expertise in their respective fields. Together, they will help accelerate Porter Novelli as a global purpose communication consultancy. Margaret-Ann and Sandy are deeply committed to this organization's purpose, and aim to grow our people, business and help our clients thrive."