People moving 13/10/10 – press relations

David Miliband’s campaign spokeswoman has followed her boss’s lead and left front-line politics. Lisa Tremble will take up the role of director at Lexington Communications. (Source: PR Week)

Victoria Biggs has been made consumer MD for MS&L. The ex-eBay PR director joins from Burson-Marsteller. (Source: PR Week)

Unilever has appointed Sue Garrard to head up its global comms operation. She moves over from the Department of Work and Pensions. (Source: PR Week)

Sharon Bayley has been made redundant from her role as marketing chief for the BBC. Due to cutbacks, she leaves without being replaced. (Source: MediaGuardian)

Laura Anderson has been hired as a consultant for Liberation Communications. She’ll bring experience from her time at healthcare agencies including Weber Shandwick and Bell Pottinger. (Source: PR Week)

Pegasus PR has a new recruit in the form of Alica Wright, who joins as an account director. She moves from Slice PR. (Source: PR Week)

Estelle McCartney is leaving the agency Good Relations for a senior role at public policy comms specialists Champollion. (Source: PR Week)

Former Labour minister Jonathan Shaw has joined Quatro PR “to assist with the company’s rapidly expanding portfolio”. He’ll take up the part-time role of special advisor. (Source: PR Week)

Four Communications has recruited former Conservative Party candidate Simon Hoare as a director in its public affairs arm. (Source: PR Week)

Music industry body BPI has hired Theo Blackwell as its new director of public affairs. He replaces Richard Mollet, who leaves next month.(Source: PR Week)

Nigel Kennedy has been brought in by Gardent Communications to become a new partner. He becomes the fourth senior addition at the agency over the past year. (Source: PR Week)

Dan Dufour has joined The Good Agency as a senior planner. Dufour brings more than 10 years of public and private sector experience with him. (Source: PR Week)

Lloyds Banking Group has made Ian Kitts its new head of media relations for its wholesale banking division. (Source: PR Week)

Karen Bennett has moved from ING to Aegon Asset Management to head its global corporate comms activities. She will be responsible for comms in Europe, Asia and the US. (Source: PR Week)

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