Entertainment, Theatre & Arts Marketing Company Joe Public Announces That Lisa Popham Joins As Managing Partner & Con Gornell As Chair Of The Board

Luke Shires, Founder and Managing Director of Joe Public Limited, today announced the appointment of Lisa Popham as Managing Partner and Con Gornell as Chair of the Board.

Lisa Popham was formerly Chief Operating Officer at Dewynters, developing and growing the business for over 20 years. Lisa has previously worked for the Royal Court, The Really Useful Group, The Theatre of Comedy Company and The Society of London Theatre as well as serving as a council member for the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers throughout her 30 years within the theatre industry.

She said of her appointment: "I am delighted to be joining such an innovative, focussed and sharp team, and am excited to be working with Luke and the team to shape the future of the business as it approaches its tenth anniversary."

Con Gornell is an investor, advisor and consultant for a broad portfolio of entertainment, tech and cultural organisations. He was Executive Vice President, Marketing (EMEA) at Warner Bros. Pictures until 2018 and has previously worked for BBH, Grey and Mediacom.

He said: "Impressed by the ambition of Joe Public and the place it has already secured in the industry, I'm keen to put my three decades of experience within the entertainment sector to work to nurture and guide the business forward. The board is a great mix of talent and experience and we are all truly motivated by the determination and potential of the business."

Con Gornell joins Deb Lincoln (Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for Warner Bros. Entertainment and Chairperson of Watford Palace Theatre) and Jane Claire OBE (former Executive Producer for English Touring Theatre and Chairperson of Flute Theatre).

Joe Public was launched in 2009 as an independently-owned marketing, content and connections company delivering strategic, innovative and dynamic campaigns for a range of clients across the UK and internationally. A core team of 20+ industry professionals has created audience-focussed and insight-driven work for some of the most commercially successful and acclaimed projects of recent years.

Luke Shires said: "The addition of Lisa and Con to the team and Board makes the future of Joe Public shine even brighter. The success of the company has always been driven by the skill and dedication of the team and these two world-class individuals bring an experience, energy and focus that creates so much opportunity and potential for the business and all of our clients."

The company's current portfolio includes Wicked (London and Tour), Kinky Boots (London and Tour), Come From Away, Pinter at the Pinter, Betrayal, The Lehman Trilogy, Kiln Theatre, English Touring Theatre, Hightide and Theatre Royal Stratford East with a range of new productions and projects to be announced throughout 2019.

Visit www.joepublicmarketing.com for further information regarding the company and its portfolio of work.

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