People Moving 03/11/10 – Press Relations

MHP has appointed Paula Pohja as senior account manager in its health division. She was previously a senior advocate on health issues for consumer champion Which? (Source: PR Week)

90TEN Healthcare has added Nicole Moores, formerly of Cohn & Wolfe, to its account team as a senior account manager. Catherine Baker also joins as junior account executive. (Source: PR Week)

Blue Rubicon has appointed Kate Waters to its board. She is currently planning partner at direct marketing agency Partners Andrews Aldridge. (Source: PR Week)

Energy UK has recruited Liberal Democrat press officer Donald Campbell as senior press officer. (Source: PR Week)

International equine charity The Brooke has hired ActionAid’s Sarah Gilliam as head of comms and Melanie Hook, who leaves the Royal College of Surgeons, as comms resources manager. Victoria Hassett also joins from as comms officer (media) from Sam Forest PR. (Source: PR Week)

International law firm Norton Rose has signed Kerrin Roberts as global head of PR. (Source: PR Week)

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide has made three appointments to its technology and digital practice. Chris Gents joins from Octopus Communications as UK director of technology, Marlin PR’s Toby Walsh becomes associate director and Lewis PR’s Dan Street steps in as a digital consultant. (Source: PR Week)

Graz Belli is leaving Band & Brown after 13 years alongside Mark Lowe, head of commercial brands, to set up a new agency that will launch in January. (Source: PR Week)

Buchanan Communications has appointed Merlin Financial’s Charles O’Brien as a director of the agency’s natural resources practice. (Source: PR Week)

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Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


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