November 6, 2019

Instinctif Partners Appoints New Head of UK Corporate and Capital Markets Practice


Laura O’Connell has been appointed Head of UK Corporate and Capital Markets of international business communications consultancy Instinctif Partners and joins its Executive Committee as part of its leadership restructuring programme.

Laura joined Instinctif Partners as a Managing Partner in 2015 when the agency she co-founded, The Wriglesworth Consultancy, was acquired to expand Instinctif’s corporate practice. Having successfully embedded Wriglesworth’s client base and expertise in corporate brand programmes, Laura has played a key role in developing Instinctif’s integrated communications offer and winning a succession of major clients, including Zoopla, Randstad and Froneri in the past year.  She has also provided leadership in overall practice strategy and team growth and development.

Tim Linacre, CEO, said: “Laura’s extensive experience in developing and delivering exceptional integrated strategic and creative client programmes and building and motivating teams is what particularly excites me about her taking on this important leadership role.”

Instinctif Partners’ UK Corporate and Capital Markets practice is a team of ninety communications professionals serving a prestigious client base of UK and international companies from across the major business and industry sectors. This includes financial and professional services, real estate and construction, energy, industrials and natural resources, life sciences and healthcare, hospitality and leisure, eCommerce, food and drink and technology and telecoms. The team also includes experts in business resilience and crisis communications, Investor Relations and creative and digital communications.

Instinctif Partners is independently owned, with the majority stake held by private equity firm LDC.  The business was named International Agency of the Year at the PR Week Global Awards 2018 & 2017 and won Gold at the PR Week Best Places to Work 2018 for Large Agency.