Fenton launched its first overseas office in London just months ago. Today, we’re pleased to introduce you to the fast-growing London dream team.

 

ALI LUCAS, DIRECTOR OF FENTON LONDON

What were you doing before you came to Fenton?
I was international communications director at The Climate Group which I co-founded 8 years ago.

What causes are you passionate about?
Environment, particularly climate change, and kids issues – both locally and internationally.

Three words your friends would use to describe you?
Honest, compassionate, smart?!

Three words your enemies would use to describe you?
Impatient, impatient and impatient!

Favourite newspaper or magazine?
The Guardian

What are you most looking forward to about working at Fenton London?
Helping make a positive impact on a wide range of globally important issues

 

PATRIN WATANATADA, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

What were you doing before you came to Fenton?
I was part of the wonderful team at SustainAbility, a think tank and advisory firm working to inspire transformative business leadership on the sustainable development agenda. I also worked in strategy consulting in New York and investor and government relations for a rice husk-to-electricity start-up, with my family, in Bangkok.

What causes are you passionate about?
Harnessing the power of brands and enterprise large and small for good. We’re well into the persuasion part – the big challenge now is figuring out how, swiftly, at scale. Economic opportunity and economic justice.

Three words your friends would use to describe you?
I’ll let them do that…

Three words your enemies would use to describe you?
Ditto…

Favourite newspaper or magazine?
Slate, the Atlantic, FP, FT, Wired, the weekend magazines of the various broadsheets here in the UK, Al-Jazeera’s op-eds. Journals and blogs aimed at practitioners, e.g. Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Nieman Journalism Lab blog (fantastic for innovation in media), Sustainable Brands and Guardian Sustainable Business.

What are you most looking forward to about working at Fenton London?
Being part of a movement – and a remarkable team – in start-up mode! Collaborating with other folks round the world. Easy access to running along the Thames to counteract the effects of the M&S mini-cakes we have in seemingly bottomless stock….

 

EIMEAR NOLAN, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

What were you doing before you came to Fenton?
Working at British Vogue

What causes are you passionate about?
The Responsibility to Protect in human rights law; early childhood education; positive psychology

Three words your friends would use to describe you?
Enthusiastic, sensitive, cheerful

Three words your enemies would use to describe you?
Indecisive, over-sensitive, celeb-obsessed…

Favourite newspaper or magazine?
The New Yorker / FT Weekend Supplement

What are you most looking forward to about working at Fenton London?
Arresting a British celebrity to rival George Clooney.

 

JONATHAN CALEB-LANDY, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

What were you doing before you came to Fenton?
I was working in Phnom Penh as a consultant for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), a non-partisan, independent, non-governmental organization. This involved working on advocacy campaigns designed to promote and protect democracy and respect for human rights – primarily civil and political rights – in Cambodia.

What causes are you passionate about?
I have been hugely fortunate to have worked with human rights defenders and I am passionate about assisting them in ensuring that the valuable work that these remarkable individuals undertake gains the recognition that it deserves.

Three words your friends would use to describe you?
Passionate, funny and – um probably just in my fantasies – cool.

Three words your enemies would use to describe you?
Easy to mock.

Favourite newspaper or magazine?
The Guardian as its website was invaluable for satisfying my daily news fix when living abroad.

What are you most looking forward to about working at Fenton London?
I am really looking forward to gaining experience of working on progressive campaigns and learning from leading communication practitioners.

 

TOM COUSINS, INTERN

What were you doing before you came to Fenton?
Mainly working for charities and Government.

What causes are you passionate about?
Anything to improve people’s health and help the kids out. Successful social enterprises that thread sustainability into our culture through competitive and effective business models

Three words your friends would use to describe you?
Pushy, annoying, moody

Three words your enemies would use to describe you?
Laid-back, friendly, approachable (I keep them closer)

Favourite newspaper or magazine?
Evening Standard – it’s free, City AM – also free, Guardian – not free but it’s worth it. New Scientist.

What are you most looking forward to about working at Fenton London?
Learning what I can from the top professionals of communications in London and the US, and having some sort of part in making a positive change.