Porter Novelli taps James Ruane to Lead EMEA corporate and brand practice

As part of a global reorganization driven by CEO Jillian Janaczek's 2024 plan, Porter Novelli has established six key practice areas: Corporate & Brand, Food & Ag & Nutrition, Government, Health, Purpose & Impact, and Tech.James Ruane has been appointed to head the newly formed EMEA Corporate and Brand practice. Ruane brings extensive experience, having served as managing partner at Stonehaven, leading their global communications and campaigns division since 2022. Prior to that, he held leadership roles at National Grid, Edelman, and BAE Systems.Sarah Shilling, recently promoted to CEO of Porter Novelli EMEA, is confident in Ruane's capabilities, said: “James possesses a wealth of impressive client experience, ambition, and commercial smarts. Our Corporate + Brand practice is expanding in EMEA, and I know James is the right leader for its continued growth.”James Ruane's appointment follows other recent senior hires at Porter Novelli, including Sakima Johnson as global chief people officer.

Star Health & Allied appoints Dimple Raisurana Kapur as Corp Comm EVP

Dimple Kapur has recently joined Star Health & Allied Insurance as EVP & Head of Corporate Brand & Communications.Dimple Raisurana Kapur is a seasoned PR and communications professional with over two decades of experience across corporate and agency roles. She specializes in corporate reputation management, corporate strategy, crisis communications, marketing communications, and advocacy.Prior to this role, she served as Head of Corporate Communications at Pernod Ricard India. During her tenure at Pernod Ricard India, Dimple Kapur held the position of Head of Corporate Communications for over a year. Additionally, she has handled PR and communications for various firms including Piramal Group, Qualcomm India & South Asia, and The PRactice-Porter Novelli, among others.