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Johanna Pemberton

Associate Director

Johanna is a strategic communications specialist advising individuals and organisations at all stages of their growth, from startups to FTSE100 companies, on their strategic positioning and corporate communications.

She works closely with in house teams, senior leadership and CEOs on their reputation management, stakeholder engagement, crisis communications, narrative development, and thought leadership.

She has advised clients across a broad range of sectors including retail banking, financial services, media and agriculture and has experience of working with major international organisations including in the US, Latin America and Africa.

Johanna is a Mental Health First Aider and a member of the Employee Engagement and D,E&I committee.

Johanna joined Hawthorn from Durham University, where she read English Literature. She previously also worked with German CDU politician Ursula Groden-Kranich during her Bundestag election campaign in 2013 and at her parliamentary office in Berlin in 2014.

In her spare time, Johanna is a keen traveller, festival goer, netballer, cyclist and foodie.

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