Our team

As a specialist agency working with clients across the financial ecosystem, we employ people who are passionate and knowledgeable, some might say even geeky, about finance. And they are great communicators too.

Senior team

Jeff Watt

Jeff Watt
Managing Director

Dafina Grapci-Penney

Dafina Grapci-Penney
Managing Director

Melissa Rowling

Melissa Rowling
Director

Jamie Brownlee

Jamie Brownlee
Director

Harriet Leatherbarrow

Harriet Leatherbarrow
Associate Director


Advisory board

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Jeff Watt

Jeff Watt
Managing Director

Jeff has spent nearly 20 years working in financial services communications, mainly in public relations, marketing and branding. His experience covers a range of industry sectors including market structure, financial technology and cards and payments, with much of his work focussed on delivering international communications programmes. Jeff joined Greentarget from Weber Shandwick Financial where he co-lead the financial services team and prior to that was a director at Bell Pottinger Corporate and Financial.

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Dafina Grapci-Penney

Dafina Grapci-Penney
Managing Director

Dafina has extensive corporate public relations experience with particular expertise in banking, asset management and market infrastructures. Dafina has advised some of the world’s leading financial institutions on cross-border campaigns and has a deep understanding of the industry and regulatory drivers impacting financial markets, in addition to a passion for macroeconomics. She joined Greentarget in 2009 from Weber Shandwick. Before this, Dafina spent two years working in a communications role with NATO. Dafina is a member of the organising committee of Hedge Funds Care.

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Melissa Rowling

Melissa Rowling
Director

Melissa has over twenty years’ experience in corporate and business-to-business public relations, across financial services and markets. She spent eight years working for Square Mile with a two year interval to help set up a global macro hedge fund which was part of Ikos Asset Management. Melissa worked at Weber Shandwick where latterly she headed up the financial services division, until she left in 2006, to co-found Greentarget. Melissa has a particular expertise in financial markets, including market infrastructures, banking and derivatives.

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Jamie Brownlee

Jamie Brownlee
Director

Jamie has spent nearly ten years working with a range of firms from start-ups to large blue-chip organisations, covering a variety of industry sectors including asset management, wealth management, private equity, venture capital, real estate, business lending, corporate finance and fintech. Jamie has managed and launched several international PR programmes and provided strategic counsel on a wide range of brand building and crisis projects. Jamie joined Greentarget in January 2018 from Citigate Dewe Rogerson.

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Harriet Leatherbarrow

Harriet Leatherbarrow
Associate Director

Harriet provides media relations and content generation support for clients operating in the market infrastructure, financial technology and energy sectors. She has extensive knowledge of financial markets, supporting clients in their efforts to lobby regulators in Europe, the US and Asia and reach their target audiences. Harriet joined Greentarget from the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in London, where she assisted in the development and promotion of commerce and investment between Spanish and UK companies.