Gather appoints new Chair.

7 September 2021

Tessa Murray, Director of communications at media start-up, Tortoise Media, and former Director of corporate communications at J.P.Morgan Cazenove and Betfair is joining Gather London as the new Non-exec Chair.

Tessa has extensive experience of strategic communications, stakeholder management and CSR and is also passionate about contributing to the third sector. She works closely with Restless Development, a global development charity powered by young people.

Tessa follows the successful tenure of Lucy Unger, former Managing director at Fitch EMEA, who has steered Gather through Covid-19 and steps down after two years.

Tessa commented:

“I am excited to be joining Gather at this pivotal time in communications for organisations big and small. Gather’s ‘Experience counts’ positioning resonates with me. I feel I complement Gather’s experienced consultants and their offer – after all, communication is at the heart of everything we do. I look forward to offering my advice and leadership as the business breaks new ground.”

Gather’s Managing director, Simon Lake said:

“First, I would like to thank our outgoing Chair, Lucy Unger, for her guidance and unwavering commitment to Gather London during the pandemic. As we enter a new chapter, I am very pleased that Tessa joins us as Chair. She has a wealth of experience that will benefit us all as Gather continues to grow and thrive. Tessa will help us respond to new challenges and deliver the absolute best for our clients. We look forward to welcoming her and gaining a fresh perspective and energy.”

The new appointment will commence next month in October 2021.