Team

We are innovative, pragmatic, knowledgeable and well-connected.

Steve Falla

Steve Falla Chart.PR FCIPR

Managing Director

Steve has spent almost four decades in media circles, the last 27 years working in PR. A former award-winning journalist, he leads Orchard PR’s consultancy team and specialises in issues management and in providing public relations advice to clients in the financial services and professional services sectors. Steve is a Chartered PR practitioner, a former executive board and council member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, a member of the Guernsey IOD committee, a commissioner of the Guernsey Language Commission and a director of Elizabeth College, Guernsey.

01481 251251 | steve@orchardpr.com

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Emma Anderson MCIPR

Senior Consultant and Communications Trainer

One of Orchard’s senior public relations consultants, Emma worked as a journalist in the UK and Australia for nearly 20 years taking in Fleet Street, independent radio and international television news. Emma specialises in professional services communication and also works with Orchard to advise and train Guernsey and Jersey organisations on effective communication skills including media encounters. Good presentation is a vital part of Emma’s media strategy, which goes some way to explain her collection of 65 (and counting) pairs of killer heels.

01481 251251 | emma@orchardpr.com

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Diana Stenner MCIPR

Account Director

Di is one of Orchard’s senior public relations consultants. A member of the CIPR she gained the majority of her PR experience in the City working for a multinational FTSE 100 company. A local Guernsey girl (with Jersey blood) she returned to the Channel Islands some 17 years ago with her family and has advised PR clients in a diverse range of business sectors. Once given the nickname ‘Sporty Orchard’ by a client, Di manages to juggle her PR career around her other passions; golf, open water swimming and cycling.

01481 251251 | diana@orchardpr.com

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Brooke Kenyon

Brooke Kenyon MCIPR

Account Director

Brooke has a degree in public relations and is an experienced communications professional.  Having spent time in London and Guernsey she has experience across a range of consumer lifestyle brands. Brooke manages Orchard’s most diverse portfolio of public relations clients spanning the finance, beauty and retail sectors. Brooke is a self-confessed magazine addict and a keen runner.

01481 251251 | brooke@orchardpr.com

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Chris Chilton

Chris Chilton Chart.PR MCIPR

Account Director

Chris is an experienced communications professional specialising in online and social media. Before joining Orchard he was based in London where he worked in the media, public sector and finance industry. Chris is a Chartered PR Practitioner and has completed the CIPR post-graduate diploma in public relations. He has also studied for a degree in English literature and a masters degree in film studies with the University of Southampton. Chris is a keen sailor and when he is not in the Orchard office you will usually find him out on the water or down at local charity the Guernsey Sailing Trust where he sits on the board of directors.

01481 251251 | chris@orchardpr.com

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Harriet Black

Harriet Black MCIPR

Account Director

Harriet started her career at Orchard as an account executive and is now a member of the account director team. She has a degree in media and public relations and has completed the CIPR diploma in public relations. She manages a diverse portfolio of clients across the Crown Dependencies and is often in the Isle of Man visiting clients. Harriet is a CIPR Accredited Practitioner and is a member of the CIPR Channel Islands’ Committee. She was named in PR Week’s Top 30 under 30 list for 2015 and was also shortlisted for Outstanding Young Communicator in the 2014 South of England and Channel Islands Pride Awards. Harriet is a notorious trashy TV fan and is a passionate supporter of the Welsh rugby team.

01481 251251 | harriet@orchardpr.com

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Dan Gallienne

Dan Gallienne MCIPR

Account Manager

With a keen eye for grammatical accuracy and a passion for puns fostered by five years studying literature at the Universities of Nottingham, Illinois and Leeds, Dan is one of the keener writers in the Orchard team. With clients across financial services as well as the telecoms and property sectors he regularly gets to put his writing skills to good use. When he’s not coming up with puns he can be found out running or knee-deep in mud at a music festival.

01481 251251 | dan@orchardpr.com

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Ellen Dumont

Ellen Dumont

Senior Account Executive

Ellen joined Orchard after a spell as a camp counsellor in the US and with a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London. She works on a portfolio of clients in the legal, financial services and utilities sectors and brings a sharp eye for detail, a plate-spinner’s ability to multitask and a sense of the dramatic to her work and day-to-day life at Orchard Towers.

01481 251251 | ellen@orchardpr.com

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Leanne Oliver

Leanne Oliver Dip. E.Man

Account Executive

Leanne joined Orchard with an event management background. In 2015 she completed the Fitzwilliam Institute Group Diploma for Event Management and she has previously worked for a local event company managing weddings in Castle Cornet and private garden parties. Leanne is also experienced in client relations and customer service following her time in the sales and marketing team of a major hotel group. When not at Orchard she can be found creating wedding and event stationery or out exploring L’ancresse Common with her two dogs.

01481 251251 | leanne@orchardpr.com

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Megan Thoume

Megan Thoume

Account Executive

Megan graduated from The University of Winchester with a first class degree in Media Production and first joined Orchard as an intern on a Creative Industries Guernsey placement scheme. Now a permanent employee her film making skills are being used to broaden Orchard’s creative range. At university she was actively involved in organising an annual film awards event and on the weekends Megan enjoys watching movies and taking her little dog, Buffy, for a walk on the beach.

01481 251251 | megan@orchardpr.com

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Emily Jaques

Emily Jaques

Account Executive

Emily is a graduate of the University of Winchester, holding a degree in English. She has previously worked for the States of Guernsey and joined Orchard after a six month stint in Cambodia where she taught English to women rescued from trafficking as well as setting up evening classes for the local community. Alongside a passion for travelling Emily enjoys walks on the beach with her dog and reading everything from classic novels to biographies.

01481 251251 | emily@orchardpr.com

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Chris Leaman

Chris Leaman

Office Assistant

Chris is Orchard’s latest apprentice having joined the company soon after graduating from the Business Studies course at the Guernsey College of Further Education. Chris helps our team produce media coverage reports, organise events and he undertakes many other office administration tasks. He has a strong passion for sport, especially football, and plays several times a week – so if you can’t find Chris at the office he’ll likely be on the pitch.

01481 251251 | christopher@orchardpr.com

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Lois Falla

Lois Falla FCCA

Director

A joint founder of Orchard PR, Lois is a fellow of the ACCA with a wealth of experience across banking, corporate and fiduciary sectors. She oversees the corporate and financial governance of the company along with some operational responsibilities. Lois has a strong entrepreneurial flair and an optimistic outlook on life – a creative living in an accountant’s body.

01481 251251 | lois@orchardpr.com