Andrew Baud

Managing Director

A strategic communications consultant with a hands-on, practical approach, Andrew has 25 years’ experience in branding, communications and public relations. He has worked both in leading consultancies and in senior in-house roles, running successful and creative reputation management programmes for a diverse range of organisations.

Harriet Mountford

Client Services Director

An accomplished client relations director with experience of working with organisations ranging from large corporate clients to charities. Harriet has a strong track record of project management coupled with excellent relationship building skills. She has more than 15 years’ experience working in creative marketing, events and design agencies.

Chris Rowland

Assistant Director

An experienced communications consultant with a track record of delivery in public relations and grassroots campaigning. Chris blends creative energy with technical proficiency to deliver strong and engaging campaigns. Prior to joining Tala in 2016 he spent nearly a decade battling in the political arena.

Catherine McNulty

Senior Consultant

An NCTJ-qualified journalist with considerable expertise in the healthcare and pharma sectors, Catherine wrote for a variety of publications including regional newspapers and magazines before moving into PR. Her research and copy-writing skills help her to craft compelling news releases and features for our clients.

Becky Charman

Senior Consultant

A direct-talking consumer and business-to-business PR expert with over 20 years in-house and consultancy experience across some major brands. Becky develops and implements PR campaigns and strategy, leveraging her extensive network of contacts and expertise in delivering engaging media relations and events.

Claudine Fontana

Senior Consultant

With over 20 years’ experience developing communications strategies and high impact PR campaigns for major consumer brands and national visitor attractions, Claudine now specialises in social media strategy and content development for a range of charities and visitor attractions.

Claire Barry

Associate Director

An experienced communicator, having worked previously for a top London agency before leading the external affairs function for Starbucks Coffee Company. For the past ten years she has provided communications counsel to a range of global and UK organisations including Oxfam, Cochrane UK, the Global Canopy Programme and OXPIP.

Laura Parker

Associate Director

A business copywriter and researcher, Laura specialises in providing written content for industrial and professional services clients. Over the past 15 years she has worked with Tata Steel, Amey, and Amcor. She is also a researcher and feature writer for the Sunday Times Fast Track league tables.

Gavin Lloyd-Thomas

Associate Director

An experienced crisis manager and communicator, Gavin possesses a rich skillset and a particularly in-depth knowledge of customer relationship management and leadership development. With extensive experience as a British Airways pilot, Gavin’s analytical mind and reassuring confidence under pressure are amongst the many qualities he brings to Tala.

Sarah Garstin

Client Services Executive

A former teacher, Sarah uses her organisational skills to help keep projects on track and plays a crucial role in ensuring event plans are executed smoothly. Relatively new to the world of communications, Sarah is eager to learn and develop new skills as she assists other members of the team.

Lex Rosenthal

Account Executive

Coming from an in-house communications role with an international development NGO, Lex offers strong skills in all things writing and research. An Education with Psychology graduate with experience across varied sectors, she holds a particular interest in communicating specialist subjects with creativity and clarity.

Bob Walker

Media Consultant

An expert broadcaster and journalist, Bob leverages his more than 30 years of experience in the industry when helping facilitate spokesperson courses and crisis simulation exercises.  He is most often heard on BBC Radio 4, providing special reports into the flagship Today and PM programmes, and has worked with Tala on projects for over a decade.  A BBC staffer for many years, he became a freelance consultant and trainer a couple of years ago.

Benjamin Wareing

House Photographer

A professional photographer and journalist, Benjamin has covered a variety of major news events across the country, including Royal Weddings, Prime Ministers on the campaign trail and charity events. His creativity and passion allow for the very best photographs possible to mark the moment. He has been a news photographer since he was 15-years-old.

Vicky Edlin

House Designer

A creative, diligent and highly-skilled designer, Vicky draws on her extensive experience to produce everything from logos, product brochures, digital adverts to roll-up banners. Projects are delivered swiftly and professionally, and Vicky is equally comfortable working to a brief or creating design solutions from scratch.