Imagination welcomes Laura Marotta as UK People & Culture Partner

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Imagination, a global leader in experience design, has announced the appointment of Laura Marotta as the new UK People & Culture Partner. This marks a significant senior appointment to the Global People & Culture team and reinforces Imagination’s commitment to providing a dynamic and inclusive workplace culture, driving innovation and growth where employees continue to thrive. 

In line with Imagination’s People & Culture strategy, Marotta assumes the overarching responsibility for all things People, including heading up the Talent Acquisition function in the UK. Reporting to Philomena Gray, Chief People Officer and collaborating with Richard Hannah, UK Managing Director, Marotta will work closely with the senior leadership team to ensure a workplace environment where employees feel happy, valued and empowered every day.

Marotta brings extensive experience, having previously served as the Head of People & Culture at Location Collective. Her career has been defined by her role as a strategic partner, with a particular emphasis on talent attraction, development, and management. Marotta will play a pivotal role in representing the interests of Imagination’s UK team and working on UK attraction, retention, development, and growth.

Marotta will provide instrumental expertise supporting the management team during the initial rollout of Imagiantion’s GrowForward programme. She will help the team establish and implement clear communication channels and talent development plans, continuing to make people management a seamless process.

Commenting on her new role, Marotta said:

My passion for working in creative industries has been a driving force throughout my career, which is why I’ve chosen to join Imagination, a company that embodies creativity and innovation. I am excited to contribute to Imagination’s success in promoting a positive and inclusive workplace culture.” 

Philomena Gray, Chief People Officer at Imagination, added:

This marks the final senior appointment to the Global People & Culture team and is a significant step in embedding our people agenda in the UK. Laura’s wealth of experience and passion for talent development perfectly align with our strategic goals and we’re looking forward to what she will add to the team.” 

Imagination is an Experience Design Company headquartered in London, with 13 studios worldwide. Founded over 50 years ago on a principle of Independent Creativity – we bring together diverse groups of strategic, creative and practical people to find creative and inspired answers to client challenges. We remain independent to this day. 

Imagination’s clients include Ford, LVMH, Samsung, Jaguar Land Rover, HSBC, Major League Baseball, Turkish Airlines, Shell and Telstra. Imagination was awarded silver at Campaign’s Global Brand Experience Agency of the Year Awards 2022, ranked 38 in Newsweek’s UK Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces 2022 and won the Grand Prix award at Campaign Tech Awards for their recent work with Visa Masters of Movement.

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