Jessica Brobald joins Hanover as Associate Director - Hanover Communications


6 Feb 2019

Changes are afoot within Hanover Communications’ Brussels team, with the appointment of Jessica Brobald as Associate Director. In addition to expanding the team, Hanover has also promoted two members of its senior management team in Brussels.

Jessica joins Hanover from Aspect Consulting, bringing with her twelve years of public affairs experience, both agency-side and in-house. She has a wealth of experience in highly-regulated environments, particularly in the agri-food, biotech and chemicals sectors.

“I was attracted to Hanover Communications because of the company’s professionalism, no-non-sense culture, and unique business acumen,” says Jessica. “I appreciate the firm’s commitment to providing high quality strategic advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the sectors it serves.”

“This is an important hire for Hanover, as it will leverage the strong credentials we have in our chemicals and agri-food practices,” says Christian Hierholzer, Managing Director of Hanover Brussels. “Jessica has both the technical knowledge as well as the creativity to help deliver winning advocacy messages in these highly specialised fields. I’m delighted to welcome her to the team.”

In addition to expanding its team, Hanover has also promoted two Directors to Senior Directors. Claudia La Donna advances from Director of Digital Policy to the role of Head of Office, where she will oversee all EU public affairs work for the Brussels office. Meanwhile, Emma Eatwell moves up from Director of EU Healthcare to Head of International Policy and Market Access, where she will be tasked with the expansion of Hanover’s group-wide healthcare and market access offering across Europe, the Middle East and internationally .

“Hanover’s Brussels business grew by over 20% in each of the past four years, hitting 25% in 2018,” says Christian. “Claudia and Emma played vital roles in this growth, proving that they’ve got what it takes to drive the business to newer and greater heights as we expand, both in Brussels and internationally.”