Meet Our Team
We are a team of technology marketing communications experts who share a passion for quality results.
Giles Peddy | Chief Executive Officer
Giles joined Missive as CEO in December 2020 and sits on the Missive Board alongside co-founders Nicola and Emma. Formerly the Senior Vice President EMEA at Lewis, Giles brings over two decades of senior strategic and operational experience to the business. As well as being the client lead for major international brands, Giles has won many industry awards and is a member of the PRWeek Power Book. Giles will lead Missive through the next chapter of business growth, championing our integrated communications services that lead to tangible business impact and helping define the future of technology companies.
Emma Ross | Co-founder and Chief People Officer
Emma founded Missive with Nicola in January 2015 after heading up PR and social media at O2. Emma provides senior communications counsel across the Missive portfolio. She is drafted in to advise on client crises, business strategy and offer board-level communications guidance. Emma is also a seasoned speechwriter for C-Level opportunities. In addition to her client work, Emma is responsible for people and culture at Missive and is passionate about a compassionate approach to leadership and employment.
Emma was named in the PRWeek UK Power Book 2022 as one of the most influential and respected comms professionals in the UK.
Nicola Koronka | Co-founder and Chief Client Officer
Nicola founded Missive with Emma and has more than a decade of experience in fintech PR and communications. She is an experienced communicator for established financial services providers through to startups and challenger brands that are disrupting the market. Nicola is focused on driving the consultancy forward, leading the team to develop truly impactful communications programmes.
Nicola was named in the PRWeek UK Power Book 2022 as one of the most influential and respected comms professionals in the UK.
Kate Hunter | Director
Kate has unrivalled B2B technology communications experience, having led a UK team of 40+ B2B consultants and a 10-person digital team at Hotwire. Kate’s wealth of international account experience, integrated communication expertise, and strong operational skills will drive Missive through the next stage of growth.
Hannah Devoy | Director
Hannah’s technology PR experience spans sectors including fintech, cybersecurity, software and services with past clients such as Dell, Sage, Hitachi, Palo Alto Networks and SecureWorks. Since joining Missive, Hannah has taken the lead on the consultancy’s two biggest client accounts and encourages the wider team to shine a creative light on everything Missive does.
Gemma Dunn | Director
Gemma is a fintech PR specialist with nearly a decade of experience delivering multi-channel, award-winning communications campaigns for businesses including Azimo, Moneyhub, Vitality and Henderson Global Investors. Gemma thrives when working with purpose-led brands and knows exactly what to do to help them stand out in the market.
Julia Lavin | Associate Director
Julia’s PR experience has seen her head up media strategy for pan-European events for Dell, as well as leading accounts for clients in sectors such as cybersecurity, energy tech, enterprise software and services. Since joining Missive, Julia has expertly managed a number Missive’s most strategic accounts, with a natural flair for problem solving and a human approach that sets her apart.
Roberta Main-Millar | Senior Account Director
Roberta is an experienced Senior Account Director with a passion for innovative tech start-ups, especially in the retail, finance, AI and security sectors. Her skills in brand storytelling, media relations and corporate communications were honed at a large global technology PR firm and have proved invaluable to both Missive’s clients and team.
Erin Lovett | Senior Account Director
Erin joined Missive in February 2020, bringing expansive knowledge of financial technology PR from her time rising through agencies across Leeds, where she serviced clients spanning security, open banking, credit management and payments. Erin brings her years of experience in PR to the capital and is already well-renowned for her deeply-analytical, tenacious mindset.
Whitney Simon | Account Director
Whitney is well-versed in creating and implementing strategic PR campaigns, having worked with global technology companies for over seven years. Driven and energetic, Whitney has been instrumental to the success of growing consultancies on both sides of the Atlantic, and will help drive the Missive to future growth.
Jordan Abrey | Account Director
Jordan has managed a number of integrated communications campaigns for a variety of consumer and business technology brands including Telefonica Digital, HP, BAE Systems, Norton, Trainline and Box. Her creative nature and positive attitude shows in all her campaigns throughout her impressive portfolio.
Rajni Arora | Account Manager
Rajni brings a wealth of PR experience to Missive, having worked in various agencies across India including Edelman. Her calm demeanour and warm personality have helped Rajni to quickly build strong relationships across her portfolio.
James Gullis | Account Manager
James brings an unrivalled black book of media contacts to Missive and a deep understanding of the UK and international media landscapes. Having honed his media relations skills serving the broadcast, not-for-profit, healthcare and fintech sectors, James specialises in corporate communications, including reputation management and profiling.
Flora Davies | Account Manager
Flo joined the Missive team with a background in copywriting and recruitment which earned her crucial skills for first rate PR. At Missive, Flo works across a diverse portfolio of clients lending her variety of experience. Flo’s proactive attitude makes her a highly effective consultant and her bubbly nature popular with colleagues and clients.
Tayla Blackman | Account Manager
Tayla brings a wealth of experience to her position at Missive, having worked her way to Communications Manager at SEMLEP over the past five years. Tayla’s work with SEMLEP’s Board and Senior Executive Team to enhance and protect their reputation, profile and brand identity has resulted in invaluable counsel for her portfolio of clients at Missive, and Tayla’s ambitions to support our growing SpaceTech practice will help to drive the agency’s growth over coming years.
Dominic Edge | Senior Copywriting Consultant
Dom is passionate about using communications to benefit people and the environment having previously worked for Peterborough Energy on its Green Energy Switch campaign. As a published author, Dom brings his advanced copywriting skills to Missive and an excellent, analytical mindset.
Alisha Abdul Rahim | Senior Consultant
Alisha has a background in events marketing having built her skills on the job with impressive drive and passion. She joined Missive with experience that aligns perfectly with the fast-paced nature of PR and that offers clients a sound marketing perspective. With a particular interest in AI and fintech, her adaptable and can-do attitude makes her a natural Missive fit.
Harry Mottram | Consultant
Harry joined the Missive team in October 2020 and is currently working across an eclectic mix of clients in the fintech industry providing him with a diverse range of experience. Prior to joining Missive, Harry worked in Advertising supporting clients with their DOOH campaigns. Harry has a passion for copywriting having written blogs and reviews on the music industry.
Anna Blyszko | Consultant
Anna’s background in journalism has made her an instant success with Missive’s clients, and she has quickly acclimatised to the fast-paced nature of PR. Anna’s ability to hijack breaking news stories and spot emerging trends have impressed both colleagues and clients alike, and her warm, outgoing personality makes her a natural fit in our growing team.
Johanna Andersson | Junior Consultant
Johanna joined Missive in December 2021, having impressed senior members of the team in our MARS programme with her tenacity and ambition. Having completed a Masters in Public Relations at the University of the Arts, Johanna excels at leveraging her creative mindset to drive media cut through for her portfolio of clients at Missive.
Alice Hartwell | Head of Marketing
Alice has enviable insight into the PR industry having spent six years prior to Missive working at the PRCA and Gorkana. Since joining Missive, Alice has whipped the consultancy’s back office processes into shape, re-launched Missive’s website and has helped shape the business’s future strategy.
Abbie Potter | Executive Assistant
As Executive Assistant Abbie is responsible for administrative and many financial and HR matters for the business. She oversaw Missive’s 2020 move to its new headquarters in London Bridge and supports the day to day running of the consultancy. Abbie’s efficiency, perfectionism and problem-solving ability makes her a bedrock for the team.