People & culture

Our people are second to none. They are a well-connected diverse group of communicators who all contribute to our culture and making The PHA Group a fantastic place to work.

Our culture

Great people and culture don’t happen by chance and putting our employees at the heart of our culture means that we can always be sure that they have a voice. Our culture teams cover a breadth of areas from socialising to CSR, wellbeing to sustainability and work to deliver activities and strategies that help to maintain and enhance the culture we are so proud of.

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Our Wellness team helps PHA staff look after their mental, physical, and financial health. They deliver various initiatives on how to stay happy and healthy, and are always on the lookout for ways to improve our wellbeing.

Charity & CSR

Our Charity & CSR team helps us to help others. From developing our Charity of the Year, to our volunteering initiatives, they have arranged multiple activities to support and fundraise for those more in need than us.

Environment & sustainability

Our Office Environment & Sustainability team is leading our journey towards a greener working environment. Achieving B-Corp accreditation is their number one objective, alongside creating a comfortable and engaging office space for all.


Our PHAcademy is an extensive training programme for employees at all levels. It includes sessions run by employees, external training providers, and industry specialists. We offer a CPD points system and continually evaluate our courses to deliver maximum impact.

Sport & social

Our Sport & Social team keep us all moving and socialising. From Christmas parties and our monthly company awards, to football teams and yoga sessions, they organise various ways for us to socialise and keep fit and healthy with colleagues.

Annual staff initiative

Our Annual Staff Initiatives promote and celebrate individual ambition outside of work. Past challenges have included the award-winning ‘Show Us What You’re Made Of’ and ‘Challenge 15’ to celebrate PHA’s 15th anniversary.

International visits and secondments

International visits and secondments give employees the chance to work from one of our partner agencies in the US, experiencing agency life in a different.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our Diversity & Inclusion committee is dedicated to building and celebrating a workforce that reflects the society we live in. They are responsible for ensuring that our business is truly diverse and inclusive in both policy and practice.
"What makes PHA a great place to work? The people. It's that simple. It’s the reason I love going to work every day and what makes me most proud of our agency."
Shelley Frosdick
Group Managing Director

Our people

Phil Hall

Founder & Chairman

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Phil is a former national newspaper editor and editor in chief of a global magazine. Renowned for his contacts in senior media roles and in the sporting world and business. He specialises in reputation management of businesses and individuals. He has been recognised as an industry leader by Spears, PR Week and Chambers and Partners.

Shelley Frosdick

Group Managing Director

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Shelley is responsible for the day to day operations at The PHA Group, working in partnership with Stuart Skinner to ensure the continued growth and development of the agency and its people. A Consumer & Third Sector PR specialist, Shelley oversees several of the agency’s clients in these sectors alongside her role as Group MD.  With a passion for creating a great workplace, Shelley drives the agencies People & Culture initiatives ensuring the agency supports and rewards all employees.

Stuart Skinner

Group Managing Director

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Stuart runs the day to day operations at The PHA Group, in partnership with Shelley Frosdick. Stuart has vast experience leading different departments, overseeing award-winning work, incubating new teams and services, and driving commercial growth. A Corporate PR expert, Stuart also works closely with the Sales & Marketing operation and oversees PHA’s partnership network.

Marina Hall

Board Member

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Marina was a European Patent attorney representing Dow Corning and Smith Klein Beecham among others. She co-founded PHA and is a Board Director for the group. She is also a school governor and a magistrate.

Tim Jotischky

Divisional Managing Director of Reputation

Neil McLeod

Divisional Managing Director of Corporate

Matt Raven

Executive Vice President, Dig & Dig

Hayley Bromfield

Director of Sales & Marketing

David Schulhof

Director of Digital

Sarah Lawless

Senior Consultant

Mike Chivers

Creative Director

Tom Inskip

Director of Sport & Fitness, and Commercial Partnerships

Mimi Brown

Director of Corporate

Hayley Jones

Director of Social Media

Suzanne Haysler

Director of Consumer

Amy Humphreys

Director of Healthcare

Hannah Craig

Head of PHA North

Rhys Merrett

Head of Technology

Jodie Wheeler

Head of Digital

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