MSQ appoints Jude Owens to newly created Head of People role

We’re delighted to announce that Jude Owens has joined MSQ as our first Head of People.

Jude’s arrival follows a period of significant growth for MSQ, in which we’ve doubled in size in the past 3 years to more than 1100 employees working across 13 global locations.

An experienced HR practitioner, Jude will help shape MSQ’s HR strategy across the group, supporting our individual agency HR functions and driving and communicating MSQ’s unique culture to new and potential recruits, as well as existing team members.

Prior to joining MSQ, Jude was a Director, Consultant and Executive Coach at HR Horizons, as well as a People Director at People Puzzles. She has previously been the Interim Global People Director of AdTech business Loopme, Group HR Director of The University of Law, and the Associate Director Human Resources of design business Arup.

Jude says: “MSQ is brimming with exciting talent and has all the necessary building blocks in place to continue its rapid growth. I’m delighted to join the group and help ensure that as the business grows, the culture develops too, with our people remaining at the very heart of everything we do.”

Ben Rudman, Executive Director of MSQ, says: “MSQ is a hugely ambitious business and I’m really excited that we’re able to bring in our first Head of People. What’s more, in Jude we think we’ve found the perfect person to fulfil the role. Jude has a proven track record in helping businesses grow by nurturing and developing people, and with the talent we have across the group, I’m excited to further unlock all that potential.”

Jude is the latest in a number of recent key hires made by MSQ. We hired Rajet Gamhiouen in August as our first ever Head of New Business and in July welcomed Lisa Leone as our first Chief Creative Officer of MSQ North America.