Sermelo is pleased to announce the appointment of James Hardy to Sermelo as an Associate Partner. James has over a decade’s experience in corporate communications and has advised some of the world’s largest companies on reputation management, strategic media relations, issues, crises and public affairs in sectors including technology, finance, FMCG and media and entertainment. He has a particular specialism in communicating change, innovation and thought leadership programmes and has supported clients at the World Economic Forum in Davos for the past four years.
Prior to joining Sermelo, James worked at Ketchum for eight years as a Senior Account Director working across the corporate reputation practice. Before joining Ketchum, James worked for the Conservative Party, advising on the communications strategy for the 2008 London Mayoral election and then for the Prince’s Trust charity.
Jonathan Jordan, Senior Partner and founder of Sermelo said, “We are very pleased to welcome James to Sermelo; he has a broad skillset and an excellent track record of building client relationships and establishing trust with stakeholders. He also shares our commitment to professional development and capability building.”
James Hardy commented, “I’m thrilled to be joining Sermelo and working with Jonathan and the team to help deliver continued client excellence during such an exciting time for the business. I look forward to helping add to the already impressive client capabilities whilst delivering against the shared values and ethos of Sermelo.”
James is an avid sports fan, lives in London and will report to Sermelo Partner Ele Emmerson.