Pumpkin PR has appointed former Penguin Random House communications director, Maureen Corish, as managing director.
With more than 20 years’ experience of leading communications for global organisations and world-class brands, including Penguin Random House, Emap PLC and the BBC, Corish will be responsible for leading Pumpkin’s strategic development and growing the client portfolio which includes the likes of M&C Saatchi, Ogilvy, 23red and Tribal Worldwide London. She will report directly to Pumpkin CEO Sarah Owen.
In 2013 Corish led UK & International communications for the £2.45 billion merger of Penguin Books and Random House and was subsequently appointed as communications director for the combined group, responsible for the UK, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa.
Owen Comments: “Maureen is the ultimate communications professional who combines creativity with strategic delivery, commercial insight and journalistic know-how. She is an expert storyteller, exceptional in a crisis and has proven board-level leadership expertise. She is the perfect choice to help Pumpkin continue to deliver for our existing clients and spearhead our next phase of growth.”
Corish adds: “Sarah and the talented Pumpkin team have a richly deserved reputation for being creative, connected and tenacious – couple this with their ambitious growth plans and the opportunity to join them as their new managing director was irresistible.”