People moving 20/10/10 – Press Relations

Damaris Anderson-Supple has been recruited as a COO for Hill & Knowlton UK. She joins from Merck, previously known as Schering Plough. (Source: PR Week)

EMEA chairman and CEO Sally Costerton has taken the role of PRCA chairman. She will hold this position until 2012. (Source: PR Week)

Luther Pendragon has been signed up by the Institute for Turnaround. His new role is to provide a comprehensive media and PR programme. (Source: PR Week)

Ian Hargreaves has been promoted to the new role of chair of digital economy at Cardiff University. He has been promoted from his role as department for International Development comms director. (Source: PR Week)

Hills Balfour has recruited Simon Beck as business development director. He joins from Reed Travel Exhibitions. (Source: PR Week)

Leonaid Fink has been hired by College Hill. He joins from Merlin, where he headed the firm’s Russian desk. (Source: PR Week)

Kreab Gavin Anderson has bought in Rupert Trefgarne as a director. He joins from Smithfield. (Source: PR Week)

Natixis Global Asset Management has hired Nicole Wesch as vice president of global public relations. Previously, she was head of Asia-Pacific PR for Dow Jones Indexes. (Source: PR Week)

Scott Fulton has been bought in to Smithfield to be the director heading corporate comms in November. He joins from Just Retirement. (Source: PR Week)

Mat Morrison has taken a job as head of social media at Starcom MediaVest Group, part of Publicis. He was formerly global head of digital at Porter Novelli. (Source: PR Week)

Tracey Cobbett is moving to become a comms manager in Serco’s ‘welfare to work’ division. She leaves the position of being the COI’s head of corporate comms. (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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