People Moving 16/03/11 – Press Relations

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

Long-standing BBC chief comms adviser Donald Steel is leaving the role after 22 years. He will continue to work for the Corporation in an advisory capacity. (Source: PR Week)

Ketchum has named Rod Cartwright as director of its global corporate practice, adding to his current role as managing director of corporate and public affairs for Ketchum Pleon London until a replacement is found. (Source: PR Week)

Adam Michael has been named as head of practice at Abchurch Communications. He joins from College Hill, where he was associate partner. (Source: PR Week)

Grayling has made Alison Clarke its CEO for UK and Ireland while Loretta Tobin takes a career break. Clarke joins from parent company Huntsworth Group, where she was business development director. (Source: PR Week)

BUPA has promoted Helen Vaughan-Jones to be head of UK and EU government affairs. (Source: PR Week)

Kreab Gavin Anderson has taken on Thomson Reuters global head of government & regulatory affairs as a senior adviser. (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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