People moving 02/3/11 – PR

All the movements in the press and media industries in the past week.

The Department for Education has hired James Frayne as its new director of comms. Franyne is a former Portland lobbyist and is now partner at lobbying and issue management consultancy Westbourne. (Source: PR Week)

Phillippe Pendaries will head a new consumer comms practice called Be More, which is being launched by Burson-Marsteller. Pendaries is B-M’s MD of design, digital and brands. (Source: PR Week)

Sony Ericsson’s global comms chief Aldo Liguori will step down in October after seven years with the mobile phone giant. (Source: PR Week)

Former Gutenberg Communications vice-president Pranav Kumar will lead Bite Communications’ venture into New Delhi. It plans to open further offices in Mumbai in the coming months. (Source: PR Week)

Charlotte Oades is leaving her position as Coca-Cola Europe Group’s head of comms to become the company’s global director, women’s economic empowerment, to lead the its global initiative “to empower five million women entrepreneurs across its businesses”. The role she vacates will be filled by Jane Lawrie, who has led both the internal and external communications functions for the Europe Group since 2007. (Source: PR Week)

Gavin Lewis has left Freud Communications to for a new creative director role at Mischief PR. (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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