UK/SINGAPORE. The Moodie Davitt Report Brands Editor Helen Pawson is leaving the company at the end of the month after six years of service to join integrated retail marketing and design agency FILTR as Public Relations Account Manager.
Based in the UK, Pawson will be responsible for managing a variety of existing FILTR clients, as well as contributing to the growth of the business. She will have dual reporting lines to both Co-Founder and Content Director Nick Sutton and PR Director Lucy Hillyard.
Since joining The Moodie Davitt Report in August 2012 Pawson has held various roles, starting as Publisher’s Assistant before moving through the ranks to Associate Editor and most recently, Brands Editor.
The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie said: “Helen has done an amazing job for us since joining in her first role out of university six years ago. She has grown in that time to become a key member of our team, a consummate professional and a fantastic colleague. She is leaving the best title in travel retail to join the sector’s foremost communications agency to pursue her passion for public relations. We thank Helen for her outstanding service and wish her much success. We look forward to working with her and FILTR long into the future.”
FILTR Co-Founder and Managing Director Alex Cook said: “After years of working on projects in collaboration with Helen at The Moodie Davitt Report, we have witnessed first-hand what a fantastic talent she is. She is incredibly professional, committed and hard-working, with a meticulous eye for detail and excellent writing skills. Moreover Helen is a very positive person, always smiling, and great with people. She’s a true reflection of The Moodie Davitt Report.”
Cook added: “Travel retail is such a unique and dynamic channel that Helen’s in-depth knowledge and experience gained from her time with Martin, Dermot and the team will be invaluable to FILTR’s growing public relations business.”
Pawson said: “It is with a tinge of sadness that I leave The Moodie Davitt Report, having spent six years working with the best, most dedicated team in the business. I’d like to thank Martin and Dermot for their support and mentoring over the years and look forward to seeing The Moodie Davitt Report continue to thrive in future.
“FILTR’s incredible growth in such a small amount of time is a testament to the company’s ambition and commitment. I am excited to embark on the next chapter of my travel retail career with the company and its dynamic client base and, of course, working with familiar faces from the industry.”