Bell Pottinger promotes five new partners


Bell Pottinger has confirmed the promotion of five Associate Partners to the position of Partner of the leading international communications business.

Following its second annual Partner Selection process, the company has announced that Charlie Hampton, Elly Williamson in London; Nick Farmer and Nicola Hooper in the Middle East; and Crystal Chan in Hong Kong all become Partner, with immediate effect.

James Henderson, Bell Pottinger’s Group CEO, said: “These well-deserved promotions to Partner reflect the growing internationalisation of our business, with three of the five working in our overseas offices. Working across all our areas of expertise they epitomise the integrated approach we bring to our client work. All five promotions maintain our reputation as one of the world’s truly integrated communications agencies and demonstrate our desire to nurture and build on the brilliant talent we attract and develop within our company.”

The five new Partners are:

Crystal Chan – Asia
Crystal is responsible for financial and corporate communications of Bell Pottinger in Greater China. She possesses extensive experience in financial transactions, crisis communications and corporate reputation.

Nick Farmer – Middle East
Having worked with a number of leading corporations in the Gulf as well as government entities, Nick has spent the past year focusing on projects in both The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as the UAE.

Charlie Hampton – UK
A specialist in the travel, transport and property sectors with over 15 years’ experience in communications, Charlie delivers exceptional client management providing strategic counsel to senior management on major business issues.

Nicola Hooper – Middle East
Nicola Hooper leads a number of key client teams and is Chairperson of the Middle East Investor Relations Society’s Private Companies Committee, helping and advising companies on their journey to listing on Middle Eastern Markets.

Elly Williamson – UK
Elly Williamson has over a decade’s experience of financial and corporate communications, from financial reporting, M&A and IPO work to corporate positioning, thought leadership and crisis response, all built on a strong City network.