Redwood Consulting has appointed former Reuters journalist Rhys Jones as a Senior Account Director to build upon its corporate, financial and media relations offering.

Rhys has 15 years of national and international experience in media and communications and most recently spent four years as Head of PR at FTSE-listed Interserve. This followed a career in journalism covering business, financial markets, politics and economics.

During his 11 years as a journalist, Rhys spent seven years at Reuters in London as a business correspondent covering a range of sectors including infrastructure, construction, leisure and retail. This followed stints in Paris and Dubai where he reported for and helped launch several business titles.

Rhys has significant experience in devising and managing media strategies, ranging from promotional to crisis management. He also specialises in corporate reputation, including financial, corporate and external brand communications – as well as media, customer, government and investor relations.

Redwood Consulting CEO Lucy Close said: “As our business continues to evolve and grow, Rhys’s significant news, corporate communications and sector knowledge make him a strong addition to the Redwood Consulting team. Rhys has been brought in to lead on work for new clients following a number of significant wins, as well as oversee exciting new projects for existing clients.”

Jones commented: “Redwood is at an exciting point in its development and I look forward to joining the team at one of the UK’s leading real estate communications, media and public affairs consultancies.”