Capita Employee Benefits appoints two new leading women to its client communications team, Creative Sparks

29 April 2015

Capita Employee Benefits has appointed Diane Hassall-Mead and Linda Daw as senior consultants to their client communications team, known as Creative Sparks.

Diane and Linda bring with them 50 years’ communications experience across pensions, employee benefits and HR consultancy roles. Diane, who prior to her current role was a senior consultant at Towers Watson and most recently managing director at client communication consultancy Ferrier Pearce, had this to say on her move: “I wanted to work with a team that shares my passion for helping both employers and employees truly from the benefits on offer. Capita’s established Creative Sparks team is constantly evolving and innovating to meet the needs of our clients and their people. Their ethos in putting people first and their energy to create and innovate felt the perfect fit for me.”

Linda, has previously worked both at Mercer and Buck heading up their communications teams prior to joining Capita, had this to say “What attracted me to the Creative Sparks team was their real commitment to invest in data-led innovations for communicating – streets ahead of the more formal pension communication consultancies!  Great people to work with too”.

Both the new recruits will be reporting into Head of Creative Sparks, Louise Harris. Louise, who has led the engagement and communications team for just over five years, commented “Linda and Diane’s appointments are great additions to the team and they bring with them a tremendous breadth of industry experience. Having three strong women at the top of the tree does a lot to contest the image of creative agencies that has been popularised by the likes of Don Draper of Mad Men fame. Whatever would he have thought?”

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