Spence will become a partner in the London office focusing on retail and consumer clients.
Brunswick Group, a leading corporate advisory firm, announced today that Katharine Spence (previously Witty) will join its London office as a partner. Spence joins the firm from Harrods where she has been director of corporate affairs since 2008. She is a former broadcast journalist and specialist in the consumer industries and luxury sector.
"We are delighted to welcome Katharine to the firm as our global consumer industries offer goes from strength to strength," said Group Chief Executive Susan Gilchrist. "Her experience working in luxury retail, one of the most rapidly changing and complex sectors, coupled with her background in media will offer our clients deep and varied knowledge of the market and its many stakeholders."
"We are working with more and more consumer industries clients around the world as they navigate changing market dynamics," said UK Managing Partner Simon Sporborg. "Katharine has a deep understanding and experience of the sector and will provide clients with valuable insight. As our global consumer industries offer grows around the world, Katharine further deepens our expertise and I am thrilled to have her on board."
Katharine Spence joins Brunswick Group from Harrods, where she was group director of corporate affairs. She held the post from June 2008, before which she was director of press and public affairs at the company. Spence joined Harrods in 2007 after a career in broadcast journalism. She was royal correspondent at Sky News between 2004 and 2007, and prior to that she was a general news reporter at Sky News and BBC News. She began her career as a trainee at the Press Association. She studied music at Magdalen College, Oxford.
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