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Trusted Partnership in Action

Global Executive Recruitment in
Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations

The Partnership

Broome Yasar Partnership

Partnership isn't just the name on our door

It's our promise to work with you as a dedicated and long-term partner.

We focus exclusively on senior executive recruitment in corporate affairs and investor relations. We partner with corporate clients and consultancies looking to attract exceptional leadership talent, or senior candidates looking for unrivalled and objective advice, career nurturing and ultimately their next role.

Our Partners include the most respected and established executive recruiters in the communications industry with specialist expertise across the following disciplines:

Corporate Communications

Investor Relations

Internal Communications

Public Relations

Public Affairs

Marketing Communications


What We Do



We are specialists – we focus exclusively on senior appointments in corporate affairs and investor relations.

We work hard to earn the trust of both our clients and candidates. We identify and assess talent across geographies and from a cross section of different industries.

Knowing our industry as well as we do enables us to consistently uncover the right fit, ensure a successful transition and ultimately an appointment that adds value to both client and candidate.

In addition to executive recruitment, we provide full market mapping, salary and title benchmarking.


We provide proven Interim Managers across a wide range of communications disciplines. Our Interim Managers can be in place within days, an often essential requirement when time constraints are paramount.

We are particularly adept at providing solutions which involve a period of internal organisational change or transition. Our internal communications and employee engagement interim network is market leading.

We source only the highest calibre Interim Management professionals with speed and efficiency. This ensures that each Interim Manager has been rigorously vetted to ensure they bring lasting value from day one.


Effective professional development and leadership coaching has an impact on an individual's performance which, inevitably, will produce substantial benefits to their organisations.

Our Executive Coaches have a wide variety of skills, behavioural techniques and methodologies to enable our clients to improve their performance and effectiveness. Their approach draws on the latest developments in the field of neuroscience.

We work closely with our partner agency, Moss Perform, which has extensive experience in coaching executives to fulfil their objectives, personal goals and think strategically about their careers.


Our Clients


We reflect today's global workforce, offering international research capabilities to attract the best communications talent worldwide. The experience of our Partners has resulted in the successful appointment of more than 300 senior corporate communications and investor relations leadership roles across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.

With a 100% success rate, 90% of our current business comes through recommendation and referrals.

A small selection of some of the organisations we have worked with recently:

Vodafone logo - a Broome Yasar client

Fidelity International logo - a Broome Yasar client

Elsevier logo - a Broome Yasar client

CYBG logo - a Broome Yasar client

EasyJet logo - a Broome Yasar client

Laird logo - a Broome Yasar client

Burberry logo - a Broome Yasar client

Saint-Gobin logo - a Broome Yasar client

Hays - a Broome Yasar client

ASOS - a Broome Yasar client

Dominos - a Broome Yasar client

Dentsu Aegis Network - a Broome Yasar client

Inmarsat logo - a Broome Yasar client

Ahold Delhaize logo - a Broome Yasar client

Old Mutual Wealth logo - a Broome Yasar client

Trainline logo - a Broome Yasar client

Experian logo - a Broome Yasar client

McColls logo - a Broome Yasar client

Schneider Electric logo - a Broome Yasar client

Shop Direct logo - a Broome Yasar client

Allianz logo - a Broome Yasar client

British Land logo - a Broome Yasar client

Homeserve logo - a Broome Yasar client

Nomura logo - a Broome Yasar client


Who We Are


Each of our Partners has at least 20 years' industry experience. We focus all of our energy into driving partnerships and building trusted relationships with both our clients and candidates.


Oskar Yasar


Oskar Yasar
Managing Partner

Oskar is regarded as a global leader in executive recruitment within corporate communications. With over 20 years' experience, he has helped place more than 300 senior communications and investor relations professionals globally.

Oskar established the Partnership after nine years at VMA Group where as a Board Director and Managing Director of VMA International he helped build a global network and established its Executive Search and Investor Relations Practice.

Before transitioning into executive recruitment, Oskar was a Senior Consultant at Citigate Dewe Rogerson where he advised on a significant number of transactions and IPOs including the £9bn pan-European IPO of Orange and E.ON's acquisition of Powergen.

David Broome


David Broome
Managing Partner

David's experience and skills span 15 years specialising exclusively in corporate communications executive recruitment. Previously a Board Director at VMA Group, he has partnered with organisations across multiple markets to help find the very best industry talent, particularly within the field of internal communications.

David specialises in the successful appointment of senior corporate and internal communications professionals and regularly leads industry forums for senior communicators to aid community building across the communications profession.

Jo Moss


Jo Moss

Jo is the co-founder of Moss Perform, a leading executive and leadership coaching consultancy, as well as a Partner at Broome Yasar Partnership. With over 20 years' experience advising international clients on communications issues, she previously worked for financial communications consultancies Brunswick as Head of International Recruitment, FTI Consulting and Citigate Dewe Rogerson.

Jo has worked for the Spanish Government in their privatisation team and was Director of Investor Relations for Argentaria, now BBVA. She began her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and is an expert in working cross border and also across cultures. She speaks French and Spanish fluently.

Andrea Gwilliam


Andrea Gwilliam

Andrea is a communications professional who has worked as Director of Internal Communications for a number of major organisations including The BBC, Thomson Reuters, Deutsche Bank and British Airways.

As well as a Partner at Broome Yasar Partnership, for the past five years she has successfully run her own consultancy practice advising Board Directors on best practice corporate communication strategies, change management, branding and marketing. She also offers a coaching and mentoring service to individual clients.

Andrea is a Board member of Women's Pioneer, a London housing association and is a Board member of Bangor University's Development Council chaired by Lord Davies of Abersoch.

Katrina Andrews


Katrina Andrews
Partner – Asia-Pacific

The first recruitment professional ever-listed in PRWeek’s global 'Power Book 500', Katrina established our Asia-Pacific arm, Andrews Partnership, after four years as founder and board director of VMA Group Asia-Pacific.

Her intimate involvement with high-level recruitment has made her a key figure in the growth of Asia’s communications industry in recent years, as she has partnered with businesses across the region to match the right senior talent to the right organisational cultures.

Previously, Katrina spent seven years as APAC managing director at Melcrum, global specialists in internal communications research.

Pepper Binner


Pepper Binner
Partner – North America

Pepper is the founder of PLBsearch, our US based affiliate and boutique executive search firm focused on communications, public affairs and investor relations professionals. Pepper has spent two decades in executive recruiting, previously as senior client partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Korn Ferry International. She was one of the original members of the firm’s global corporate affairs practice where she executed hundreds of searches for Fortune 500 companies, agencies, trade associations, non-profits and academic institutions.

Pepper has a widespread reputation as a true expert in the fields of communications and IR. She is active in industry trade organisations including the National Investor Relations Institute, International Association of Business Communicators and Washington Women in PR.

Sunny Bumpstead


Sunny Bumpstead
Head of Research

Sunny has over 15 years' experience in executive search and HR consultancy. She has worked in executive recruitment both in London and Sydney with specialist HR consultancy Frazer Jones and started her career in communications agency with GCI.

Since joining the Partnership in January 2016, Sunny has focused on leading research projects for in-house corporate affairs and investor relations mandates for clients across the FTSE 100 and 250 to international blue chip brands.

Polly Fergusson


Polly Fergusson
Board Adviser

Polly has extensive corporate communications experience and a wide financial network, having worked extensively throughout the City for over 15 years. She initially qualified as an investment analyst with Credit Lyonnais Securities and then worked as a senior PR adviser at Pelham PR (now part of Bell Pottinger).

Prior to Pelham, Polly worked as a financial and business journalist and editor for publications including Shares, Independent on Sunday and Financial Mail. She is currently a consultant with Emperor Design where she works closely with senior management of multinational companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs to define messaging and content strategy, helping to articulate this for marketing collateral.

Al Loehnis


Al Loehnis
Board Adviser

Al is Partner and Head of TMT Industries and Digital Services at Maitland having been a Founding Director of Investis, Europe's leading digital communications specialist for listed companies.

At Investis he was responsible for business development from inception through to the company's exit to PE investors in 2012, by which time the company had grown to 260 employees with more than a thousand clients in 20 countries. Before this Al worked as an analyst at UBS and Credit Suisse. He was a Board Member of the Investor Relations Society for 10 years.

Laurence Borde


Laurence Borde
Board Adviser

Laurence is the co-founder of Moss Perform, a leading executive and leadership coaching consultancy, as well as Chairman of the Media Tree Group, an international specialist financial communication agency. Laurence has more than 20 years' experience advising and coaching international clients on important transactions and change situations.

Before starting her own agencies, Laurence had a career in finance and worked in Capital Markets in London, Paris and New York for a large investment bank for 10 years. She was elected to the World Economic Forum in Davos as "Young Global Leader" in 2003 and was semi-finalist in 2001 in the London district for the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award. She speaks French fluently.

Above all, it's a relationship built on trust

we trust them based on their consistent delivery

client focus and their ability to really understand how we tick.

— What our stakeholders say about us —




Our Partners have a unique view of the communications industry and are regularly asked to share their insights into the changing dynamics of the profession.

By bringing our communications community together through thought provoking networking forums and industry leading content, we remain at the forefront of the latest thinking in this fast evolving profession.

From Investor Relations to Business Leadership – UBS Panel Event

Broome Yasar Partnership recently hosted a breakfast at the London offices of UBS to launch the report, “From Investor Relations to Business Leader: The Pathway to CEO”. The event continued to highlight a growing trend of IR professionals making the transition to general management and leadership.

From Corporate Affairs to Corporate Leader; Today's Corporate Affairs Director, Tomorrow's CEO?

A unique series of frank and insightful CEO interviews to better understand how to make the transition from those that know best – those that have already made it.

From Investor Relations to Business Leader; The pathway to CEO?
In association with the IR Society

A unique report which assesses the career trajectory of former IR leaders who have transitioned to business leadership roles

CIPR Influence Magazine

Comms chief to… CEO?
By Oskar Yasar and David Broome

Communications Director Magazine

Today’s corporate affairs director, tomorrow’s CEO?
By Oskar Yasar and David Broome

The changing dynamics of careers in IR

10 years on, where next?

Brand IR, Brand You – the perception and future of IR depends on you

Executive recruiter Oskar Yasar believes the continued success of IR and its credibility is dependent upon those within it.



    • European Communication Summit, Berlin - 23/24 May 2019.

      Alongside our Asia-Pacific colleagues at Andrews Partnership, we are delighted to be hosting a significant panel event at the European Association of Communication Directors Summit in Berlin on 23/24 May.  We'll be sharing our series of leadership reports focused on the transition from corporate affairs to business leadership and non-executive board positions.  A great panel of business leaders who've made the move will be joining us - we hope you can too.  For more information visit:

    • National Grid appoints Barney Wyld as corporate affairs director.

      Barney Wyld will leave Rolls-Royce at the end of September to join National Grid as its new corporate affairs director.

    • Netflix hires Rachel Whetstone as global comms chief.

      Whetstone joins the streaming giant after years of high-profile comms roles at tech giants Facebook, Uber and Google.

    • Lloyds hires FTI financial services chief and adds agency to roster.

      Lloyds Banking Group has appointed FTI Consulting global head of financial services Andrew Walton as its new corporate affairs director - with FTI simultaneously added to Lloyds' agency roster.

    • TSB hires Tesco and Unilver veteran for top comms and corporate affairs role.

      Banking group TSB has appointed Tesco and Unilever comms veteran George Gordon as its communications and corporate affairs director.

    • Manchester United confirms Nike's Charlie Brooks as comms director.

      Premier League club Manchester United has confirmed senior Nike comms executive Charlie Brooks will be its new director of communications.

    • Capita recruits former HSBC comms chief Katja Hall to new role.

      Capita has recruited former HSBC comms head Katja Hall, appointing her to the newly created position of director of corporate affairs.



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Broome Yasar Partnership
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2 Tallis Street
London, EC4Y 0AB



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Andrews Partnership
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33 Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong



Tel: +1 202 349 3831