Hattie D'Souza

Account Director , EAST VILLAGE.

Since interning with EAST VILLAGE. during the summer of 2015, Hattie returned as a full time member of the team in the same autumn and is now second in command to Managing Director Tara, as Account Director. She is responsible for driving client strategies and managing the account teams as they focus on day-to-day delivery. A natural born activist, Hattie is passionate about delivering strategic comms that have purpose; leading on clients including Living Well UK, a consortium of 40 mental health charities in Birmingham, and the NHS CCG. Hattie oversees both team management and productivity, ensuring that everyone is working in the most effective way to deliver the best results for clients. She's also the person who keeps the team on top of trends and insights, ensuring that we're always pushing forward new ideas that get results. Hattie is 'Head of Happiness' at EV. and puts our people at the heart of everything EAST VILLAGE. does, leading the internal 'Happy & Healthy' strategy; from little treats in the post to engaging new services that support the team in every walk of life. She's trained as a Mental Health First Aider and has introduced new wellbeing initiatives and free mental health support for the team. Hattie considers herself an 'adopted Brummie' and is passionate about the Second City. She's a Founding Trustee of homeless charity, Let's Feed Brum, which landed her a place in Birmingham Live's '30 Under 30'.