by Annabel Jaram on 15th December 2011 • News
London, 12 December, 2011 – Burson-Marsteller has announced that Ben Maynard will be the new Practice Chair of its UK Technology team as of the January 2012. Ben joined the firm in August as a Managing Director and Deputy Practice Chair and has been working alongside current Chair Chris Cartwright who is switching roles within B-M to become MD at B-M Geneva.
Commenting Matt Carter, UK CEO of Burson-Marsteller, said:
“Ben has already made a real impact since he joined us and will bring both experience and innovation to the role. Having already had time to get to know the clients and the team means he is hitting the ground running.”
Ben Maynard commented:
“Over the past three months I’ve not only had a chance to get to know the Burson-Marsteller tech clients and witness the excellent work that the EMEA technology practice delivers to them, but also to work with the fantastic team in London. As such I’m delighted to take on the role of UK Technology Practice Chair and to build on its existing success and grow it still further.”
Maynard was most recently Head of Technology and Telecommunications at MHP Communications, where he worked on clients ranging from established leaders Yahoo! and Siemens to green tech pioneers Onzo and Silver Spring Networks. Prior to this, he was deputy Managing Director of Harvard PR, where he worked with Cartwright. There, he headed blue chip technology accounts such as Cisco, Adobe, Sony Playstation and Vodafone. Before joining Harvard he was joint head of the technology practice at Band & Brown. He has also had experience on the client side, working as global head of corporate communications for FTSE 350 company, SHL.
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