People Moving 09/03/11 – Press Relations

All the movements in the press relations industry in the past week.

Mark Lund, chief executive of the Central Office of Information, is leaving his post after less than two years in the role. He leaves to start a new venture in the private sector. (Source: Media Week)

GlaxoSmithKline media director Jo Revill is to take up a new job as chief media and communications officer at London Councils. She starts her new role next week. (Source: PR Week)

John Waples is to take control of FD’s UK operations. It’s one of a few changes at the financial comms agency. Mark McCall has been named head of FD Americas; Beth Saunders has been promoted to chairman of FD Americas. Ross Thornton is moving from Asia Pacific to the UK office with the aim to help grow the firm’s global M&A comms business. (Source: PR Week)

Grayling has appointed Alison Clarke as its new CEO for the UK and Ireland, to replace Loretta Tobin who is taking a break from her career. Clarke joins from parent company Huntsworth Group, where she was business development director. (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.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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