New York and London, 15 November 2018 - Prosek Partners, a leading independent public relations and financial communications firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Le Cannu as Managing Director. Karen joins from HSBC, where she served as Global Head of External Communications for Global Banking. Prosek, which has posted double-digit growth in the U.K. and the U.S. over the past four years, has appointed Karen to fuel growth further and to strengthen its offering to its global client base. Karen will be based in London initially and will relocate to New York in early 2019.
Karen’s 16-year career covers agency, in-house and policy-making roles in the financial services sector. Her experience spans corporate, financial, capital markets and crisis communications for a wide range of companies including banks, private equity and fintech firms, hedge funds and M&A boutiques. Karen has advised C-suite executives, non-executive directors, entrepreneurs and investors at both public and private companies.
“Our global client base will benefit from Karen’s deep financial sector experience, creativity and high energy,” said Jennifer Prosek, Managing Partner. “She will add to an already strong senior team in the U.S. and London and we are thrilled that she has chosen to join our firm.”
“I am delighted to be joining Jen and the team at Prosek Partners, who have built a full-service communications business that really stands out for its creativity and entrepreneurial drive,” said Karen Le Cannu. “I look forward to working with Prosek’s clients to support their commercial and strategic objectives and to contributing to the continued success of Prosek’s business globally.”
Prior to HSBC, Karen was a Director at Powerscourt, a strategic communications consultancy headquartered in London, where she led its banks team. Karen began her career as an Analyst at the Bank of England where she worked in the markets, financial crisis management and payments areas.