Team

Brooke and Chris, Orchard’s management team, both spent time cutting their teeth in London before spending over a decade as colleagues at Orchard. In that time they have both earned CIPR Chartered Practitioner Status and taken ownership of the business – a move that offered them the opportunity to focus on their respective areas of expertise. You’ll find Brooke pitching for new business and Chris crunching the agency’s figures, working with the team to to drive Orchard’s creative and strategic growth.

Brooke Kenyon Chart.PR MCIPR

Managing Director (Client Services)

Client Services Director Brooke is always on the hunt for the next client opportunity and drives the team’s creative development to deliver inspirational ideas for new and existing clients. Her thirst to remain at the forefront of the industry means she’s regularly in London as part of PR Week’s ‘Women in PR’ mentoring scheme, which inspires the next generation of female PR leaders. Brooke’s passion for public relations started at a young age, and led to her gaining a degree in the subject. She takes part in a number of initiatives to inspire young people to enter the profession, and is a committee member of the CIPR Channel Islands group.

01481 251251 | brooke@orchardpr.com

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Chris Chilton

Chris Chilton Chart.PR MCIPR Dip CIPR

Managing Director (Operations)

Operations Director Chris has an eye for detail and a passion for new technology. He drives innovation at Orchardand ensures that all of Orchard’s systems are streamlined and effective, allowing our team to manage accounts and report to clients quickly and efficiently. His love of technology and expertise advising clients in a variety of sectors makes Chris our resident social media and online expert, and he regularly delivers training in effective online communications to clients and the wider business community. Outside of work, he sits on the board of directors for local charity the Guernsey Sailing Trust and can regularly be found enjoying Guernsey’s waters.

01481 251251 | chris@orchardpr.com

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Harriet Black

Harriet Black MCIPR Dip CIPR

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 Director

Dan started Orchard life as an Account Executive and is now an Account Director with responsibility for clients across financial services, property, telecoms and the legal sector. The winner of a Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Rising Star Award, Dan’s grasp of topics from wealth management to 5G networks along with his keen eye for grammatical accuracy and passion for puns make him an accomplished wordsmith. Dan is a committee member of the local CIPR group and, outside of work, is a keen runner and spends much of his summers knee-deep in mud at music festivals.

01481 251251 | dan@orchardpr.com

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Steve Falla

Steve Falla Chart.PR FCIPR

Executive Consultant

Steve is the founder and former managing director of Orchard PR. He has spent almost four decades in media circles, and now advises the Orchard senior team as an executive consultant. A former award-winning journalist, he 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 and a director of Elizabeth College, Guernsey.

01481 251251 | steve@orchardpr.com

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Lindsey Freeman

Lindsey Freeman

Strategic Consultant

Lindsey is an independent consultant working with the Orchard team to help our clients to define, develop and deliver their strategic business goals through creative communication campaigns. She is a former broadcast journalist who returned to Guernsey in 2017 after a decade in London working with leading agencies including Ogilvy, freuds, H+K Strategies and Saatchi & Saatchi. She has a passion for helping brands to define their narrative, and has delivered successful global campaigns for the likes of Volvo, Huawei, Levi’s, KFC and Kimberly Clark.

01481 251251 | lindsey@orchardpr.com

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Xara Higgs

Xara Higgs

Account Manager

Xara has a Masters in Creative Writing, has worked in the film, television and advertising industries and has written several television commercials and created advertising campaigns for a range of well-known national and international brands. Xara worked for Big Talk Productions as an on-set assistant to the producer and later as an assistant to the TV drama development producer. She is a keen scriptwriter and since joining Orchard in 2018 is enjoying applying her creative skillset to a variety of PR campaigns.

01481 251251 | xara@orchardpr.com

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Megan Thoume

Megan Thoume MCIPR

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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Vicki Langlois

Vicki Langlois

Account Executive

Vicki joined Orchard as an account executive after completing a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing. She is a certified digital marketing professional with particular experience in producing copy for websites and social media and also holds a B.Ed (Hons) in English and Drama. With more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of educational settings. Vicki’s love of words can be seen in her life outside work where she supports the voluntary reading charity, Every Child Our Future and volunteers for the Guernsey literary Festival. When not immersed in books and reading she is walking, running or on the tennis court.

01481 251251 | vicki@orchardpr.com

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Chris Leaman

Chris Leaman FCert PRCA

Junior Account Executive

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 joined Orchard more than 2 years ago and began his PR career helping our team produce media coverage reports. He is now part of several client teams in an account executive role. 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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