Marian Connolly

People partner

Marian leads the People department and has the wonderful task of bringing out the very best in our talent and driving the agency’s people and talent agenda. She wholeheartedly believes in a holistic approach to people and balancing the human, legal, commercial and cultural influences to unleash potential. Described as a ‘rare kind’ by her peers, Marian bears an undeniable appetite for making businesses and its people successful.

Before joining the Fold, she held positions at ?What If! Innovation, OMD and BBH, and boasts over 20 years’ experience in talent and culture roles – coaching some of the industry’s most respected along the way. Instrumental in any role she undertakes, Marian has redesigned recruitment strategies from the ground up and collaborated with business psychologists to design step-changing development programmes to transform businesses.

As well as harbouring a deep fondness for apostrophes, Marian also has a love of fonts, the radio and Bill Bailey’s comedy. When not gracing Fold7 with her infectious warmth, you will find her satisfying her boundless thirst for travel and enjoying life by the coast with her family and cocker spaniel, Maisy.

Marian’s ambition is to leave a little kindness wherever she goes.