Who are we?

We are an international strategic communications consultancy based in Oxfordshire, UK. Our experienced team of strategic consultants come from the worlds of journalism, marketing, international PR, political consultancies and senior corporate roles. Our international network offers our clients local in-country support or global crisis communications management.

International network

Our international network of similar agencies and professional freelancers spans 12 countries, offering our clients local in-country support for regional campaigns led by a Global Account Director.

We also manage a global crisis support network with experienced team members ready to be deployed in Benelux, Sweden, Spain, USA, Brazil, Switzerland and New Zealand.

Meet the team

Andrew Baud

Founder & Chief Executive

Andrew founded TALA in 2007 and has 30 years’ experience in top consultancies and senior in-house roles, leading successful and creative reputation management programmes for a diverse range of organisations.

Corin Allen

Managing Director

Corin is an experienced senior communications specialist and has led both in-house and large agency teams across corporate, consumer and B2B for brands such as Burger King, eBay, Jaguar Land Rover and Microsoft

Harriet Mountford

Deputy Managing Director

Harriet is an accomplished client relations director with a strong track record of project management and event execution, coupled with excellent relationship building skills.

Sarah Garstin

Operations Director

As Operations Director, Sarah leads TALA behind the scenes, from running the finances to keeping major projects on track, and implementing HR policies to organising the best team nights out.

Chris Rowland

Associate Director

Chris is an experienced communications consultant with a track record of delivery in public relations, public affairs and grassroots campaigning. Chris blends creative energy with technical proficiency to deliver strong and engaging campaigns.

Louise Coxon

Associate Director

Louise’s extensive experience in senior in-house corporate communications roles have honed her expertise in protecting and enhancing reputation while delivering communication outcomes that translate into positive behaviour change and advocacy.

John Moorcraft

Public Affairs Specialist

John has more than 20 years experience working in Westminster and Whitehall for cabinet ministers, shadow secretaries of state, party spokesmen and MPs, as well as leading political campaigns for public, private and third sectors and businesses, from multinationals through to micro-enterprises

Becky Charman

Account Director

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 UK and global PR campaigns and strategy, leveraging her extensive network of contacts and expertise in delivering engaging media relations and events. Known for her pitching tenacity, Becky’s sector experience includes health and leisure, food, legal, property, personal finance, automotive, careers/HR and publishing.

Chris Mortley

Account Director

Chris’ extensive communications and public relations experience has been gathered in both in-house and agency roles, where he has worked on a range of consumer and B2B campaigns (across sport, charity, leisure and retail) in a career that has spanned over 15 years.

Claudine Fontana

Content Manager

Claudine specialises in social media strategy and content development, and has over 20 years’ experience developing communications strategies and high impact PR campaigns for major consumer brands and national visitor attractions

Laura Parker

Content Manager

Laura is a business copywriter and researcher specialising in written content for industrial and professional services clients including Tata Steel, Amey, and AB Agri.

Lex Rosenthal

Senior Account Manager

Lex began her communications career working in-house at an international development NGO. She now applies her strong writing and research skills to sectors as diverse as automotive, tech, and healthcare, communicating specialist subjects with creativity and clarity.

Beth Milton

Senior Account Executive

Beth is a recent journalism graduate and is skilled in producing written content across a wide range of topics and supports many of TALA’s clients.

Max Heather

Senior Account Executive

Max joined us for a work placement while studying for his Masters in Economics and Finance, and has now started his career in PR and Communications with us, supporting a wide range of clients.

Lotta Baud

Junior Account Executive

Having completed her A-Levels in the summer of 2022, Lotta was keen to pursue a career in PR. She joins TALA as part of her Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Public Relations, delivered through the PRCA.

Bob Walker

Media consultant and trainer

Bob leverages more than 30 years as an expert broadcaster and BBC journalist to help facilitate spokesperson courses and crisis simulation exercises.