People Moving 11/05/11 – Press Relations

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

Patrick Loughran, a former aide to Peter Mandelson, has joined PR agency Blue Rubicon as an associate director. (Source: PR Week)

The Open University has hired former Foreign & Commonwealth Office director of comms Lucian Hudson as its comms director. (Source: PR Week)

City PR firm Powerscourt has brought in Giles Sanderson, the former FD managing director, as a partner. (Source: PR Week)

Comms consultancy Journalista has recruited Georgie Agass, former assistant director for comms and engagement at NHS Wiltshire, as head of its health and social comms team. (Source: PR Week)

The Prostate Cancer Charity has made Seamus O’Farrell, former executive vice-president at creative agency Leo Burnett, as its first director of comms. (Source: PR Week)

Capital MSL has hired senior Hill & Knowlton manager Fran McElwaine as co-managing director of its Middle East operation. (Source PR Week)

Lexis has brought in John Heredea and Gemma Hinksman, from Ogilvy PR and Camargue respectively, as account directors. (Source PR Week)

Bromsgrove District Council comms manager Anne-Marie Darroch will also oversee comms for Redditch. The neighbouring authorities are also sharing one chief executive. (Source: PR Week)

Ashley Wilcox, the London Borough of Camden’s comms account manager, has resigned to launch his own business, Scott Wilcox Communications, offering support to local public services. (Source: PR Week)

Lee Bailey, head of news at the Department for Education, is leaving the position in July after reportedly taking voluntary redundancy. (Source: PR Week)




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

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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