MONDAY 8 JUL 2019 3:51 PM


Prova has announced three key appointments to further strengthen its position as a global leader in automotive, motorsport and environmental communications. Christopher Foster, Anthony Hornsby and Jim Hadfield join the award-winning company.

Prova, a member of PRN, a leading communications network, continues to expand its global footprint with businesses from Dubai, France and the US joining its client list.

Christopher Foster joins Prova as chief operating officer and will be working on business operations, strategy and growth. Foster, who directed the accounts for pan-European EV charging network Ionity and ABB’s title sponsorship of Formula E while a director at Influence Associates, brings an unrivalled skillset having also worked at Honda F1, Ferrari and Zytek. He previously held the position of Operations Director at Market Engineering, recently acquired by Newspress, where he first worked with Hornsby and Hadfield.

“I have known Richard and the team at Prova for a number of years and am delighted to be able to join them at such an exciting time for the industry,” says Foster. “As the reality of climate change and the need to reduce carbon emissions drives the worlds of automotive, cleantech and motorsport closer together, Prova is positioned perfectly at the centre of the revolution. In recent years, it has made multiple acquisitions and investments to cement its position as a leading global consultancy. My role is to deliver the high level of strategic communications consultancy that Prova’s clients have come to expect.”

New senior account manager Hornsby joins the Prova team, having previously worked for Market Engineering managing communications, strategy and content for global OEMs such as Delphi Technologies and Federal-Mogul Powertrain.

Hadfield, also formerly of Market Engineering and now a consultant writer, has also agreed to work with the specialist PR firm. Hadfield will utilise his communications and content creation abilities obtained working with a range of global engineering and automotive companies, to the benefit of Prova’s clientele.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Christopher, Anthony and Jim to Prova and their arrival is a strong statement of the ambitions we have here,” says Richard Postins, founder, Prova. “Between them, they possess a wealth of experience and knowledge that is hugely beneficial to our clients and the broader business going forward.”