H&K London appoints technology heavyweight Grant Currie

26 October, 2010

LONDON — Hill & Knowlton (H&K) announces the appointment of Bite Communications Global Director Grant Currie as Head of Technology, bringing 17 years specialist technology knowledge to H&K and a fresh new approach to its Technology sector team. Grant has a wealth of corporate, crisis and media experience working with clients including Microsoft, Sony, AMD, Cisco, Oracle, Capgemini and Palm.

Grant will report into CEO Richard Millar, with the remit to develop and grow the 20-strong Technology sector team, and ensure consistent and excellent client service for current clients including Intel, Casio and Truphone.

In his previous role, Grant was Global Director of Bite Communications and part of a global management team, as well as leading a number of accounts including Microsoft UK and AMD EMEA. At Bite he helped to drive a transformation strategy across the business following the acquisition of Upstream in Asia Pacific and developed a global business development programme. Prior to this Grant founded and ran Inferno Communications, growing the agency from three staff to a 30-strong, £2.9 million business that was ranked number 8 in the PR Week list of Technology PR Agencies. Grant was also inaugural Chairman of the PRCA’s Technology PR Steering Committee.

Grant Currie commented: “I am really looking forward to leading the Technology team at Hill & Knowlton UK. The agency is impressive, the current clients are impressive. There is also a huge opportunity to grow the team into a leading force in Technology PR and I am chomping at the bit to get started with the team, the current clients and the UK management.”

Richard Millar, UK CEO said, “Grant’s appointment marks a new step in the consolidation of our sector model, and we are delighted to welcome him to Hill & Knowlton. His deep knowledge built within specialist technology agency environment, combined with his experience working with blue chip technology brands will bring tangible value to our clients. Grant’s entrepreneurial outlook and proven commercial track record adds further strategic firepower to our leadership team, following the recent arrival of COO Damaris Anderson-Supple.”

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