Talent rises from within as Luminous announces new Board

With a view to further developing our leadership position in investor communications, ESG, sustainability, brand, culture change and digital, we have established a new Executive Board, trusting in the next generation of talent to take the agency forward.

Leading the Board will be the newly confirmed Managing Director, Justin Boucher. In eight years as Business Development Director, Justin’s outstanding performance has been at the heart of the agency’s exceptional growth story. As well as consistently hitting new business targets, Justin has been fundamental in developing the agency’s strategic offer, creating its unique value proposition (UVP) and ensuring the effectiveness of its industry-leading thought-leadership programme.

Justin will be supported by a team of new Board members, including:

Mike Dabner, who has joined Luminous as Financial Director. With experience covering both the professional services sector, at Deloitte and Menzies, and the agency world, at Iris Worldwide, Mike has the perfect blend of experience to drive ongoing commercial effectiveness.

Rachel Madan, who joined Luminous in 2021 and has been responsible for establishing our now extremely successful sustainability practice and continues to drive its growth forward. Rachel is a leading player in the sustainability world, with global experience across multiple commercial sectors, international institutions, and the third sector.

Stephen Butler, who has been with Luminous for 12 years and has driven the success of its leading investor communications and ESG division, collecting multiple awards from the UK’s most respected industry bodies. Stephen is a member of the Policy Committee at the Investor Relations Society and a member of the Advisory Panel at the Financial Reporting Council.

Mark Litchfield, who has been with Luminous for nine years and is responsible for the quality of the agency’s design output. He brings a strong creative voice to the Board, ensuring exceptional design remains at the heart of what makes Luminous stand out as strategic communications specialists.

Justin Boucher said, “The new Board combines energy with experience, balancing skills from across the agency, covering strategic, creative, operational and financial expertise. The Luminous purpose is to ‘illuminate possibility’ and the new team is very excited about taking the business to the next level.”